Non-dependant deductions

Adults who live with a person claiming Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction (other than the claimants partner) known as “non dependants” the following deductions will be made from their Housing Benefit.

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 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

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

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 £420

£94.50

 

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