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Non dependant deductions

Non-Dependants are adults (aged 18 or over) who live with you but are not joint-tenants or your partner.

If you have non-dependants, usually adult sons or daughters or other family or friends, living in your house then they are expected to contribute to your rent and council tax costs. Non-Dependants are adults (aged 18 or over) who live with you but are not joint-tenants or your partner. A non-dependant deduction is made from your Housing Benefit award.

Non-Dependant Deductions are amounts of money by which your Housing Benefit award is reduced depending on the income any non-dependant has. These amounts are set by the Government and change each year. 

Rates of Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2022

Non-Dependant IncomeWeekly Deduction from the award of Housing Benefit
Aged 18 to 24 in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related) or Universal Credit (no earned income)Nil
Others aged 18 or over not in remunerative work.£16.45
Aged 25 and over in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related)£16.45
Aged 18 or over earning less than £153.99 weekly£16.45
Aged 18 or over earning £154.00 to £223.99 weekly£37.80
Aged 18 or over earning £224.00 to £291.99 weekly£51.85
Aged 18 or over earning £292.00 to £388.99 weekly£84.85
Aged 18 or over earning £389.00 to £483.99 weekly£96.60
Aged 18 or over earning £484.00 or more weekly£106.05

Rates of Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2021

Non-Dependant IncomeWeekly Deduction from the award of Housing Benefit
Aged 18 to 24 in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related) or Universal Credit (no earned income)Nil
Others aged 18 or over not in remunerative work.£15.95
Aged 25 and over in receipt of Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based) or Employment and Support Allowance (Income-related)£15.95
Aged 18 or over earning less than £153.99 weekly£15.95
Aged 18 or over earning £154.00 to £223.99 weekly£36.65
Aged 18 or over earning £224.00 to £291.99 weekly£50.30
Aged 18 or over earning £292.00 to £388.99 weekly£82.30
Aged 18 or over earning £389.00 to £483.99 weekly£93.70
Aged 18 or over earning £484.00 or more weekly£102.85

Deductions do not apply to people:

  • under 18 years of age
  • in full-time education or on Youth Training Schemes; or
  • in receipt of Pension Credit

There is also no deduction from your benefit if you, or your partner:

  • are registered blind, or
  • receive Attendance Allowance, or
  • receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance, or
  • receive the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment, or
  • receive the daily living component of Adult Disability Payment