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Non-dependant deductions from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

Non-dependent deductions from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction

What is a non-dependant?

A non-dependant is someone over the age of 18 years who lives in your home but is not your partner, joint tenant, or lodger.

This could be:

  • an adult son or daughter.
  • a relative or friend.

How does this affect my Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction?

If you have a non-dependant living with you, your Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction may be reduced by a certain amount each week:

  • the amount your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction is reduced by depends on the circumstances of the person living with you and how much income they have.
  • if the non-dependant is working, the amount that is deducted depends on the level of their gross earnings.

Circumstances in which there is no deduction

1. Where the non-dependant is:

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

2. Where the person claiming benefit/reduction or their partner is:

  • registered blind.
  • receiving Attendance Allowance; or
  • receiving the care component of Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payment.

You may also wish to view the Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction non-dependant deduction rates .

For further information, please contact our Benefits and Council Tax Call Centre

Council Tax and Benefits Call Centre

Address:

Benefits and Revenue Services
PO Box 3591,
Glasgow,
G73 9ED
Phone: 0303 123 1011
Email: Council Tax and Benefits Call Centre