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ESA TO UC
Hello, I'm new to this group and in need of some advice. I live alone and I'm in receipt of ESA and I'm in the Support Group due to my Visual Impairment. My Girlfriend and Daughter aged nearly 2 will be moving in within the next 4 weeks so it's going to be all change benefits wise which is a pain but one I'm sure will easily be overcome once I get the hang of it all. So, I'm on ESA and my girlfriend is on Universal Credit, does she close her claim down and make a fresh joint claim with me heading the claim (I was once advised to be the Head of the claim with my partner to the claim Carers for me) Also what happens about me needing a Work Capability Assessment as I've read that I might not need one as I'm in the Support Group already, will this be carried over? Any advice that can be given will be very much appreciated and most probably be met with a couple of other questions of help amongst this process, look forward to chatting, thanks!