I am new to this site hoping you can help -a bit of background info . I worked full time up to 6 years ago , when i became ill and started claiming incapacity benefit so been claiming incapacity for around 6 years now . I have a husband who works full time earning approx £22,000 . My illness is up & down but i really want to start up my own small business , the business is at just an idea stage as yet . I am really afraid to come off incapacity firstly theres the fear that i may not be as fit as i think im am to work and secondly what will i do for money til i get the business up & running . Iam really confused about job seekers allowence , i have been reading that theres two types , please correct me if am wrong but one of them looks like i wont beable to get because my husband works and earns to much and the other one i dont think i will get because i havent been earning for the last 6 years . If i came off incapacity benefit does that mean i wont get any benefit whatso ever ? Its all confusing i am afraid to ask at the job centre incase im going to be worse off , become ill again and be wishing id just stayed as i was .