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

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
                                                             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: 27 - 03 - 2018

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