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Non-Dependants

The maximum amount of Housing Benefit or Local Council Tax Support awarded takes into account if there are also non-dependants living in the same household.

Extra people in your property

Other adult people living in your property are known as non-dependants. A non-dependant is someone over 18 who normally lives with you but is not your partner or a dependant child.

If you have a non-dependant living in your property you may have a set weekly amount deducted form you Housing Benefit and Local Council Tax Support for each non-dependant.
 

A deduction will not be made if you or your partner:

  • gets Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance care component or
  • is registered blind
     

No deductions are made for non-dependants who are:

  • under 18
  • a full-time student
  • under 25 and in receipt of Income Support (IS), Income Based (IB) Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) or Income Related (IR) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) assessment rate phase
  • in receipt of pension credit
  • in prison
  • in hospital for more than 52 weeks


Boarders and sub-tenants

If the person living with you is a boarder or sub-tenant, they are not counted as a non-dependant but some of the money that they pay you may count as your income.

Housing Benefit - Non-Dependant Rates 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Non-dependant income information- Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

Deduction Rates

Gross income less than £139.00 per week

£15.25

Gross income not less than £139.00 but less than £203.99 per week

£35.00

Gross income not less than £204.00 but less than £264.99 per week

£48.05

Gross income not less than £265.00 but less than £353.99 per week

£78.65

Gross income not less than £354.00 but less than £438.99 per week

£89.55

Gross income over £439.00 per week

£98.30

In receipt of Pension Credit

Nil

In receipt of Main Phase ESA (IR) under 25 years old

£15.25

In receipt of JSA (IB) or IS or in assessment phase of ESA (IR) until 25 years old

Nil

Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA or in receipt of main phase ESA (IR)

£15.25

Others aged 18 or over

£15.25

Last updated: March 2018 

 

Local Council Tax Support - Non-Dependant Rates 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Non-dependant income information -Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

Deduction Rates

Gross income less than £202.85 per week

£3.90

Gross income between £202.85 but less than £351.65 per week

£7.90

Gross income not less than £351.65 but less than £436.90 per week

£9.95

Gross income over £436.90 per week

£11.90

In receipt of Pension Credit

Nil

In receipt of Main Phase ESA (IR) under 25 years old

Nil

In receipt of JSA (IB) or IS or in assessment phase of ESA (IR) until 25 years old

Nil

Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA or in receipt of main phase ESA (IR)

Nil

Others aged 18 or over

£3.90

Last updated: March 2018 

 

Go straight to our other related services

Report a Change of Circumstances - Benefits
Council Tax Discounts - how do I know if I qualify?
Online Benefit Calculators

Additional information

Local Council Tax Support Scheme (LCTS)

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