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
Non dependant's circumstances Weekly amount deducted from Housing Benefit
18 & over in full time work earning over £451.00 per week £100.65
18 & over in full time work earning £363.00 to £451.00 £91.70
18 & over in full time work earning £272.00 to £363.00 £80.55
18 & over in full time work earning £209.00 to £272.00 £49.20
18 & over in full time work earning £143.00 to £209.00 £35.85
18 & over not in full time work, or earning less than £143.00 £15.60
25 & over & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB) £15.60
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, receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance or the Daily Living Component of Personal Independence Payments.
Last reviewed: 27 - 03 - 2019