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I'm being moved to UC. I've got my 'first commitment' appointment next Friday. Any advice?
Hi folks, I have been in the ESA support group for quite while. I have arthritis, fibromyalgia/neuropathy and find, despite the numerous problems they create, my quality of life isn't as bad as some. I'm 62, live with my dog, Henry, and am an independent sort - sometimes to the point of stupidity. I moved house recently and was told the window that meant I avoided Universal credit ( I had a severe disability premium) had now closed. I knew very little about UC so assured myself all would be well, until I read the assessment method and criteria. I can do all of the things on it, but not all at the same time and none on an every day, week in week out basis. If I took a steady full or part time job I'd be horribly unreliable. I'm from an agricultural background, I'm fine if it's the odd day here and there, but in the past it's been people who know me and ask fully aware I might not manage. I have my 'first commitment' appointment next Friday, I'm increasingly nervous and would really appreciate some advice. Many thanks, Margaret