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i have currently been on esa ( income related i think ) in the support group, had my work capability assessment and surprise surprise i score no points and deemed fit for work, i suffer from mental health problems and as much as i would love to work i know within myself i simply am not ready. they advised me to apply for universal credit, this alone has had me climbing the walls all day with severe worry, to the extent i cut my arms. i dont know what to do...... i help look after my gran and was told to apply for carers allowance. i dont understand this whole new system. if i get universal credit and apply for carers allowance will they take that amount off my universal credit payment ? can i reapply for esa ? or go onto universal credit and have to provide sick notes from gp . some one please advise me ?