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Non-Dependants

How a Non-Dependant in your home will affect the calculation of your benefit

A non-dependant is someone who normally lives with you but isn't:

  • Your husband/wife/partner
  • A child that you get child benefit for
  • Someone jointly liable to pay rent and/or Council Tax with you

An example would be a grown up son or daughter or other relative. Government regulations say that we must reduce your Benefit by a set amount each week for each non-dependant who is living with you. The amount of this "non dependant deduction" depends on the income of the non-dependant, not the amount they pay you.

If no evidence of non-dependant income is provided, we may have to take the highest deduction.  If you get Disability Living Allowance, Personal Independence Payments, or Attendance Allowance, we will not make a non-dependant deduction.

The table below gives full details of the deductions.

INCOME OF NON-DEPENDANT PER WEEK
(NB. This means Gross Income, not Net Income)
HOUSING BENEFIT

Full time work (over 16 hours) £430.00 or more

Full time work £346.00 - £429.99

Full time work £259.00 - £345.99

Full time work £200.00 - £258.99

Full time work £136.00 - £199.99

Less than £136.00

95.45

86.95

76.35

46.65

34.00

14.80

Part time work (less than 16 hours)14.80
Under 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (assessment phase), JSA, Universal Credit and not working, or on Pension CreditNil
Over 25 on Income Support, JSA IB, UC and not working, ESA main phase                                                                                                                       14.80
Student, aged 16 or 17, border or sub-tenantNil
Apprentice, student nurse, school leaverDepends on income
Any other e.g. pensioner14.80

 

INCOME OF NON-DEPENDANT PER WEEK
(NB. This means Gross Income, not Net Income)
COUNCIL TAX REDUCTION

Full time work (over 16 hours) £424.20 or more

Full time work £341.40 - £424.19

Full time work £196.95 - £341.39

Full time work £196.94

 

11.55

9.65

7.65

3.80

 

Part time work (less than 16 hours)3.80
Under 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (assessment phase), JSA, Universal Credit and not working or on Pension CreditNil
Over 25 on Income Support, JSA IB, UC and not working ESA main phase                                                                                                                                                           Nil
Student, aged 16 or 17, border or sub-tenantNil
Apprentice, student nurse, school leaverNil
Any other e.g. pensioner3.80

 

Updated: 31 Mar 2017
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