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Non dependent deductions

 Anyone who lives with you and is over 18 who is not your partner, dependent child, joint tenant or sub-tenant, is called a "non-dependent" and they are expected to help towards your rent. An amount is taken from your Housing Benefit - even if you do not get any money from them. The amount that is deducted depends upon the non-dependent's age and income.

Below shows the various amounts that may be deducted.

Person aged at least 25 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)

£15.85

Person aged at least 25 years receiving UC – no earned income

£15.85

Person aged 24 years or less receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)(assessment phase)

Nil

Person aged 24 years or less receiving ESA(IR)(main phase)

£15.85

Person aged 24 years or less receiving universal credit – no earned income

Nil

Person aged at least 18 years not in remunerative work and not receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)

£15.85

Person receiving Pension Credit

Nil

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £148.99 or less – with or without UC

£15.85

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £149 to £216.99 - with or without UC

£36.45

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £217 to £282.99 - with or without UC

£50.05

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £283 to £376.99 - with or without UC

£81.90

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £377 to £468.99 - with or without UC

£93.25

Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £469 or more - with or without UC

£102.35

No deduction will be made if:

You or your partner:

  • Is blind or
  • In receipt of Attendance Allowance, care component of Disability Living Allowance or the daily living component of Persoanl Independence Payments.

The non-dependent:

  • Is normally resident elsewhere or
  • Is a full time student or
  • Is in legal custody or
  • Has been in hospital for 52 weeks or more or
  • Is in receipt of work based training allowance