If someone in your home is over 18, not in full time education, works or claims benefit, they will be expected to pay a contribution to your rent.
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||Amount of deduction|
|£469 and above||£102.35|
|£377 to £468.99||£93.25|
|£283 to £376.99||£81.90|
|£217 to £282.99||£50.05|
|£149 to £216.99||£36.45|
|less than £149||£15.85|
The current levels of deductions from Council Tax support aged 18 or over and in paid work.
|Gross income||Amount of deduction|
|£447.40 or more||£12.20|
|£360.10 - £447.39||£10.20|
|£207.70 - £360.09||£8.10|
|less than £207.70||£4.00|
|Others aged 18 or over||£4.00|
Pensioner in receipt of Pension Credit or Employment Support Allowance (income based) or Income Support/Job Seekers Allowance (income based) .......Nil