Non-dependant deductions

Important changes to Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction from April 2015 affecting claimants who have other adults living with them From April 2015 for people getting Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction who have adults, other than their partner, living with them (adults who live with a person claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction are known as “non dependants”) the following deductions will be made from their Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction entitlement.

Separate deductions are applied to both Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and the amount deducted depends on the non-dependant’s income.

The non-dependant deductions to be applied to Housing Benefit from April 2015 are shown in the table below: The non-dependant deductions to be applied to Council Tax Reduction from April 2014 are shown in the table below: The non-dependant deductions to be applied to Housing Benefit from April 2015 are shown in the table below:

Non-dependant circumstances 

April 2014

April 2015

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

14.15

14.55

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

14.15

14.55

In receipt of Pension Credit

Nil

Nil

Aged under 25 and on Income Support/Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)

which does not include an amount for the support component or work-related activity component

Nil

Nil

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:

 

 

Gross income less than £129

14.15

14.55

Gross income not less than £129 but less than £189

32.45

33.40

Gross income not less than £189 but less than £246

44.55

45.85

Gross income not less than £246 but less than £328

72.95

75.05

Gross income not less than £328 but less than £408

83.05

85.45

Gross income not less than £408

91.15

93.80

Non-dependants circumstances

April 2014

April 2015

In receipt of Pension Credit or in receipt of Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income based), or Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)

Nil

Nil

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:

   

Gross income greater than £408

11.25

11.36

Gross income not less than £328 but less than £408

9.40

9.49

Gross income not less than £189 but less an £328

7.45

7.52

Gross income less than £189

3.70

3.74

Others aged 18 or over

3.70

3.74

 

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

  • registered blind or
  • gets Attendance Allowance or
  • gets the care component of Disability Living Allowance /Personal Independence Payment for themselves or their partner