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 £469.00 per week £102.35
18 & over in full time work earning £377.00 to £468.99 £93.25
18 & over in full time work earning £283.00 to £376.99 £81.90
18 & over in full time work earning £217.00 to £282.99 £50.05
18 & over in full time work earning £149.00 to £216.99 £36.45
18 & over not in full time work, or earning less than £149.00 £15.85
25 & over & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB) £15.85
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: 13 - 03 - 2020