Guide to non-dependants (someone 18 or over living with you)

How is the deduction calculated?

How is the deduction calculated?

The government sets a weekly deduction for each non-dependant based on their income. The more income they have, the greater the non-dependant deduction will be from your benefit.

If your non-dependant is working, is on benefits or receiving a private pension, the charge will be based on their gross income. Gross income is the amount before any deductions, such as tax and national insurance are taken.

Non-dependant deductions for housing benefit from April 2022

Gross weekly income of a non-dependant 18 or over, with the corresponding reduction in your benefit:

  • £469 or more, there is a £106.05 per week deduction
  • Between £377 and £468.99, there is a £96.60 per week deduction
  • Between £283 and £376.99, there is a £84.85 per week deduction
  • Between £217 and £282.99, there is a £51.85 per week deduction
  • Between £149 and £216.99, there is a £37.80 per week deduction
  • Less than £149 per week, there is a £16.45 per week deduction

Non-dependants 18 or over and not working, with the corresponding reduction in your benefit:

  • Aged 25 or over and in receipt of income support (IS) or income-based jobseekers allowance (JSAIB) or assessment phase of income-related employment and support allowance (ESAIR), there is a £16.45 per week deduction
  • Under 25 and on IS or JSAIB or assessment phase of ESAIR, there is not a deduction taken
  • In receipt of main phase ESAIR or contributions-based employment and support allowance (ESAC), there is a £16.45 per week deduction
  • In receipt of pension credit either guaranteed pension credit (GC) or savings credit (SC) and in or out of remunerative work, there is not a deduction taken
  • Not in work, not a full-time student or not in receipt of a passported benefit (IS, JSAIB, ESAIR or GC), there is a £16.45 per week deduction

Non-dependant deductions for council tax support from April 2022

Gross weekly income of a non-dependant 18 or over, with the corresponding reduction in your benefit:

  • £469 or above, there is a £12.85 per week deduction
  • Between £377 and £469, there is a £10.70 per week deduction
  • Between £217 and £377, there is a £8.55 per week deduction
  • Less than £217 per week, there is a £4.20 per week deduction

Non-dependants 18 and over and not working, with corresponding reduction in your benefit:

  • Full-time students (including summer holidays and not working), there is not a deduction taken
  • In receipt of IS, JSAIB or ESAIR, there is not a deduction taken
  • In receipt of Pension credit (whether in work or not), there is not a deduction taken
  • Not in work, not a full-time student or not in receipt of a passported benefit (IS, JSAIB, ESAIR or GC), there is a £4.20 per week deduction

When will the change take effect?

If we take a non-dependant deduction from your housing benefit or council tax support, it will be taken from the Monday following the date that your non-dependant moved into the property, or from the Monday following the date their income changed.

Last updated: ‎17/03/2022 11:24