Non - dependant deductions

A non-dependant is someone who lives with you as part of your family but is not your partner. Examples of non-dependants are adult sons and daughters, elderly relatives or friends. Boarders, sub-tenants and joint tenants are not usually classed as non-dependants. Normally, we take a certain amount off your weekly Housing or Council Tax Reduction for each non-dependant who lives with you. This amount is called a non-dependant deduction. The amount we take off your benefit depends on the circumstances of the non-dependant and how much income they get.

Housing Benefit

In receipt of Pension Credit       
Nil
In receipt of Main Phase ESA(IR)  
£ 14.15
Not in receipt of Main Phase ESA(IR)  
Nil

Ages 25 or over and on IS/JSA(IB) or aged 18 or over

and not working 
£ 14.15 
Working – aged 18 and over  
-          Gross income less than £128.00 per week  
£ 14.15
-          Gross income between £128.00 and £187.99 per week
£ 32.45
-          Gross income between £188.00 and £244.99 per week 
£ 44.55 
-          Gross income between £245.00 and £325.99 per week
£ 72.95
-          Gross income between £326.00 and £405.99 per week
£ 83.05
-          Gross income more than £406.00 per week
£ 91.15

Council Tax Reduction

In receipt of Pension Credit, IS, JSA(IB) or ESA(IR) Nil
18 and over – not working £  3.75
Working – aged 18 and over
-          Gross income less than £188.00 per week    
£   3.75
-          Gross income between £188.00 and £325.99   
£   7.50
-          Gross income between £326.00 and £405.99        
£   9.50
-          Gross income more than £406.00 per week  
£ 11.35