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Hi @Shell63 no need to apologise your confusion is clear in your posts, I am more interested you get the right help to get the support you need.
If you were to go onto ESA you would not get less than JSA. It is the same if you are put into the Work Related Activity Group (WRAG), or more if put into the Support Group.
Just for clarity, the appeal is a two stage process. The first is to request a mandatory review, usually requested over the phone. In most cases they will agree with the original decision. The second is to go to appeal. This involves writing to the appeal court outlining why you disagree with the decision and present any medical information. Do not try doing this on your own, get help in doing this.
While it is normally recommended to attend the appeal in person, if this is difficult due to pain or other issues you can ask the appeal court to do a paper assessment, meaning they will just look at the evidence in front of them, from yourself and the DWP. Success seems higher when people get help to appeal and attend
Face to face meetings with JSA I am not sure what can be done as JSA is conditional on you being able to work and actively looking for work.
ESA and PIP require a face to face meeting usually at a different location to the Job Centre. You can request a home visit and I would recommend this considering what you said about having to rest for two days in bed prior and again afterwards to recover.
You would have to claim for ESA, and again I would strongly suggest you get proper support in doing so.
Hope this helps.