Hi there I hope someone can help. My partner has been on long term incapacity benefit for several years. We ha a baby this yer and I am currently on mat leave. He really wants to come off incapacity as he believes it makes him more depressed being on it and he wants to do some of the childcare when I go back to work and try to take on some self employed work. I guess I have two questions. Does he have to come off it to mind our child? Is this considered ability to work? Secondly, I don't think he will be able to child mind and work as his back problems are no better and I suspect ( I hope I'm wrong) he will be unable to do it. Will he be able to go back on any benefits should it not work out?
Thanks in advance for any help.