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I worked for DWP for 35 years. I am disabled and my health has not been good. I was on a final sick warning and unfortunately DWP drastically changed my way of working without training. This resulted in me getting very stressed and although I asked for training and help none was provided. This resulted in my having an extremely bad panic attack/breakdown and having to go off sick on 10/9/14. My manager would not let me take annual leave but insisted if I was away from work I had to take sick leave. My managers then decided to send my case to a decision maker (DM) to decide if they could keep me on or not. At this stage I contacted my union,PCS, for advice.A rep advised me that the DM would decide if they will dismiss me and, if so, what level of compensation I would be awarded.He told me that if I was awarded 100% compensation and I was 55 they could make up my pension to the level it would have reached had I worked to 60 and let me take it early. Because of this info I let the union rep tell the DM that I would accept dismissal. I was dismissed with 100% compensation awarded but have now found out that my pension will be frozen, not enhanced and I will greatly reduce my lump sum if I opt to take it now. This bad advice will now cost me greatly over the years and I am very
upset. I am a single woman with little saved and I feel very let down. Please help me if there is any way I can make this right.
If you haven't been able to find anyone by now I would think it best to cancel this question and speedily refund me my £38. I am amazed you could not find anyone to help and will look elsewhere for better responses.