Members of your family aged over 18 and any other persons staying at your home are called "Non Dependant" for Housing Benefit.
We will make a deduction from your benefit for each Non Dependant you have staying with you. The amount of the deduction will vary based on their age and income; the table below shows the most common deductions.
Housing Benefits deductions
Non dependant's circumstances
Weekly amount deducted from Housing Benefit
|18 & over in full time work earning over £439.00 per week||£98.30|
|18 & over in full time work earning £354.00 to £439.00||£89.55|
|18 & over in full time work earning £265.00 to £354.00||£78.65|
|18 & over in full time work earning £204.00 to £265.00||£48.05|
|18 & over in full time work earning £139.00 to £204.00||£35.00|
|18 & over not in full time work, or earning less than £139.00||£15.25|
|25 & over & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB)||£15.25|
|Under 25 & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB)||Nil|
|Students on YTS,
in Prison, Pensioners who receive Pension Credits
No deductions are made for any Non Dependants living with you if you and/or your partner receive Attendance Allowance, are registered Blind, receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance or the Daily Living Component of Personal Independence Payments.
Last reviewed: 27 - 03 - 2018