Entitlement to UC after closing own business (Limited Company)

The_Bar_L Forumite Posts: 8
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Is there a requirement that we should have saved a certain amount before a UC claim would be accepted?

My husband is a trade that driving is essential for, looks likely he'll have to stop driving for a period. 

His only "episode" was 2021 but resulted in a crash, however, there was an error with neurology that meant the EEG was not acted upon and they advised DVLA based on his clear MRI only. DVLA cleared him on this basis (and cardiologist). Got called back unexpectedly had further tests and been diagnosed with epilepsy.

After the first incident in 2021, his dad drove him around for a year but that's not possible now. That period drained savings as couldn't do usual hours and business hasn't picked up that well.

I'm very worried we'll be rejected from claiming UC on the basis we should have put money away. Would they take into account the 2021 stuff?

I work 30 hours P/W earn about 14k per year
We have 4 children, 1 in receipt of DLA 1 gets PIP, though he'll be 18 in September 


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