After seeing the merge I attempted to create a new Adsense account. I created one about 2 years ago but never used it and it actually stopped showing on my google products page, so I assumed it was closed due to inactivity. So I applied for the new one via GAN to use for payments but alas it was denied as it came up duplicate account. So my GAN account was showing a denied adsense account and no matter how hard I tried there was apparently no way to then link it to my old approved account.

Now I am deactivated from the network and apparently have to reapply and go replace all my links.

Anyone from Google around to comment and hopefully help me expedite the process with my approved Adsense Account?