Non Dependants

Members of your family aged over 18 and any other persons staying at your home are called "Non Dependant" for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction.

We will make a deduction from your benefit for each Non Dependant you have staying with you. The amount of the deduction will vary based on their age and income; the table below shows the most common deductions:

Housing Benefits deductions

Benefit deductions

Non dependant's circumstances

Weekly amount deducted from Housing Benefit

18 & over in full time work earning over £420.00 per week £94.50
18 & over in full time work earning £338.00 to £419.99 £86.10
18 & over in full time work earning £253.00 to £337.99 £75.60
18 & over in full time work earning £195.00 to £252.99 £46.20
18 & over in full time work earning £133.00 to £194.99 £33.65
18 & over not in full time work, or earning less than £133.00 £14.65
25 & over & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB) £14.65
Under 25 & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB) Nil
Students on YTS,
in Prison, Pensioners who receive Pension Credits
Nil

No deductions are made for any Non Dependants living with you if you and/or your partner receive Attendance Allowance, are registered Blind, or receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance.

Last reviewed: 13 - 07 - 2016

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