Thought some of you may be interested to know that it is not always in your best interest to go to a tribunal and fight for ESA.
If your partner is of pensionable age, you would probably be better off by claiming pension credit. With this benefit you have added benefits of paid council tax, prescriptions, dental treatment etc.
I only found out that we would lose these benefits if I won my appeal a week before the tribunal. I cancelled the appeal and the ESA benefit and advised Pension Credit people that I no longer would be receiving ESA and they said they will now make payments up to the "couple" rate.
Wish I had done this twelve months ago and saved myself sleepless nights.