Benefits - Non-Dependant Deduction

A non-dependant is someone aged 18 years or over - for example, an adult son or daughter or elderly relative - who lives with you other than on a commercial basis. If you only share a bathroom, lavatory, hall or passageway with them, they are probably not non-dependants.

A non-dependant does not include:

  • dependant members of your family for whom you get benefit for example, a partner, young son or daughter;
  • lodgers or boarders who live with you on a commercial basis;
  • tenant or sub-tenants;
  • people who own all or part of your home, eg a joint owner;
  • professional carers.

The current levels of deductions from Housing Benefit aged 18 or over and in paid work:

 

Gross income:
£439 or more £98.30
£354 - £438.99 £89.55
£265 - £353.99 £78.65
£204 - £264.99 £48.05
£139 - £203.99 £35.00
less than £139 £15.25

The current levels of deductions from Council Tax support aged 18 or over and in paid work

Gross income:
£436.90 or more £11.90
£351.65 - £436.90 £9.95
£202.85 - £351.65 £7.90
less than £202.85 £3.90
Others aged 18 or over £3.90

Pensioner in receipt of Pension Credit or Employment Support Allowance (income based) or Income Support/Job Seekers Allowance (income based) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nil

Download our Non-dependant information leaflet for more information

Download

Non-Dependant Information Leaflet

Contact details

The Benefits Service
Daneshill House
Danestrete
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1HN

01438 242440
benefits@hertspartnership-ala.gov.uk