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, 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 2020

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

  • It is £469 or more, there is a £102.35 per week deduction
  • It is between £377.00 and £468.99, there is a £93.25 per week deduction
  • It is between £283.00 and £376.99, there is a £81.90 per week deduction
  • It is between £217.00 and £282.99, there is a £50.05 per week deduction
  • It is between £149.00 and £216.99, there is a £36.45 per week deduction
  • It is less than £149 per week, there is a £15.85 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)/income based jobseekers allowance (JSAIB)/assessment phase of income related employment and support allowance (ESAIR), there is a £15.85 per week deduction
  • Under 25 and on IS/JSAIB/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 £15.85 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/GC), there is a £15.85 per week deduction

Non-dependant deductions for council tax support from April 2020

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

  • It is £469 or above, there is a £12.40 per week deduction
  • It is between £377.00 and £469.00, there is a £10.35 per week deduction
  • It is between £217.00 and £377.00, there is a £8.25 per week deduction
  • It is less than £217.00 per week, there is a £4.05 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/GC), there is a £4.05 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: ‎30‎/‎03‎/‎2020‎ ‎13‎:‎04‎