Non dependants

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

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
                                                             Nil

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

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