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

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.

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Last reviewed: 13 - 03 - 2020

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