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

Are there any cases where a non-dependant deduction is not made?

Yes. Below is a list showing the main areas where a non-dependant deduction is not made:

  • If you or your partner are receiving attendance allowance
  • If you or your partner are registered blind
  • If you or your partner are receiving the care component of disability living allowance or personal independence payment
  • If the non-dependant is on income support or income based jobseekers allowance and under 25 years old
  • If the non-dependant is a full-time student, or on a youth training scheme
  • If the non-dependant is in hospital for 52 weeks or more
  • If the non-dependant is in the army and are deployed on operations

If you are a pensioner and you have a non-dependant who is working and they move into your home, their income will be ignored for up to 26 weeks. After 26 weeks, we will then take the non-dependant's wages into account and a non-dependant deduction will be made.

If you would like to check how much benefit you will be entitled to if you have a non-dependant living in your property, you can use the benefit calculator at the bottom of this page.

If you have any questions or are unsure of anything, please do not hesitate to contact us using the form below.

Last updated:‎ ‎30‎/‎03‎/‎2020‎ ‎13‎:‎04‎