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Non-Dependant Deductions

What is a non-dependant?

A non-dependant is any other adult living in the household other than the claimant or partner, this is often an adult son / daughter or elderly relative.

What are non-dependant deductions?

If you have other adults in the household who should make a contribution towards living expenses, deductions can be made from your benefit entitlement / reduction .

The deductions are made at varying rates depending on the level of the non-dependant's income. The deductions are made regardless of whether or not the non-dependant actually pays anything to the claimant. The tables below show the non-dependant deductions that are made from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction, relative to the level of a non-dependant's income.  They also show the circumstances in which no non-dependant deduction is made.

The dedcutions can be made to both Housing Benefit and Council Tax benefit entitlements. 

 

 

Non Dependant Deductions - Housing Benefit 2021/22
DescriptionAmount
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work. Gross income £469.00 or more.£102.85
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work.Gross income £377.00 to £468.99£93.70
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work. Gross income £283.00 to £376.99£82.30
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work. Gross income £217.00 to £282.99£50.30
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work. Gross income £149.00 to £216.99£36.65
In respect of a non-dependant aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work and gross income is less than £149.00. OR In respect of a non-dependant not in remunerative work, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit; OR In respect of a non-dependant aged 25 or over and on Income Support, JSA (IB) or ESA(IR); OR In respect of a non-dependant aged under 25 and in receipt of ESA(IR) main phase *; OR In respect of a non-dependant (any age) in receipt of ESA(C)£15.95
In receipt of Pension Credit (either Guarantee or Savings Credit), working or otherwise; OR In respect of non-dep aged under 25 in receipt of ESA(IR) assessment phasenil
Non Dependent Deductions – Council Tax Reduction Scheme
DescriptionAmount
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work; Gross Income £469.00 more£12.45
n respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work; Gross Income £377.00 to £469.00£10.40
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work; Gross Income £217.00 to £377.00£8.30
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is in remunerative work. Gross Income (excluding AA and DLA) less than £217.00£4.05
In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, including pensioners not in receipt of pension credit, who is not in remunerative work; OR In respect of a non-dep aged 18 or over, in receipt of ESA(C)£4.05
YTS; Students; Patients hospitalised > 52 weeks; Person on Income Support / JSA(IB) / ESA(IR); Person disregarded for the purposes of Council Tax; Person who makes payments to Claimant on commercial basis; Person jointly or severally liable for Council Tax; In receipt of Pension Credit (either Guarantee or Savings), working or otherwise.Nil