Energy Grant rebate

If you have received an invitation letter email or text message to apply, please complete the rebate scheme application form: 

Energy Grant rebate application

Changes to housing benefit from April 2018 affecting claimants who have other adults living with them

Adults (other than the claimants partner) who live with a person claiming Housing or Council Tax Benefit are known as "non dependants".

Deductions are usually made from a claimant’s Housing and Council Tax Benefit if non dependants live with them.

Separate deductions are applied to both Housing and Council Tax Benefit.

The amount deducted depends on the non dependant’s income.

Also see important changes to Local Housing Allowance.

 

The non dependant deductions to be currently applied to Housing Benefit are shown in the table below:

Non-dependant circumstances 

April 2018

Aged 25 or over and on Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance(Income Based), or aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work

14.80

In receipt of main phase Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)

14.80

In receipt of Pension Credit

Nil

Not in receipt of main phase ESA(IR) rate

Nil

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

 

Gross income less than £136

£14.80

Gross income not less than £136 but less than £200

£34.00

Gross income not less than £200 but less than £259

£46.45

Gross income not less than £259 but less than £346

£76.35

Gross income not less than £346 but less than £430

£86.95

Gross income not less than £430

£94.50

There is no deduction for non dependants when the claimant or their partner is either:

  • registered blind or
  • gets attendance allowance or the care component of Disability Living Allowance for themselves or their partner).