I'd be very grateful for any advice on what might happen to my partner's status when/if my Benefits status changes. At present, I claim IS, DLA and Carer's Allowance, and the IS includes my partner who, although more seriously affected by his health problems than I am, does not want to go through any DWP assessment procedure as he finds they cause his mental state to deteriorate severely. The CA is for our daughter, who has autism. I have been given a date for an ESA Medical, and am assuming I will be deemed fit for all work (I have been left alone by the DWP for 5 years), so what then will happen to my partner? I know he could not cope with being assessed himself, and I know it's not likely I will manage to find a job when I have PTSD and am on the Autism spectrum, and few employers would take me on in my present state. Do partners/spouses have to make separate claims? And I thought I might not have to undergo a medical because I have a disabled primary school age child?
Many thanks for any help.