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 £430.00 per week||£95.45|
|18 & over in full time work earning £346.00 to £429.99||£86.95|
|18 & over in full time work earning £259.00 to £345.99||£76.35|
|18 & over in full time work earning £200.00 to £258.99||£46.65|
|18 & over in full time work earning £136.00 to £199.99||£34.00|
|18 & over not in full time work, or earning less than £136.00||£14.80|
|25 & over & in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker-s Allowance (IB)||£14.80|
|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: 04 - 04 - 2017