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