Housing Benefit - Non Dependant Deductions
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is a Non-Dependant?
- Can Non-dependant Claim Housing Benefit?
- Does the money paid by Non-dependant for their keep, count as income for the Housing Benefit Claimant?
- Are these deductions related to what a Non-dependant pays for their keep?
- What if the Non-dependant pays nothing for their keep?
- What are the Levels of Deduction?
- Are there any exceptions?
- Non-dependant deductions - Council Tax Benefit aged over 18
- Further information
A non dependant is someone who normally lives with the Housing Benefit claimant such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend.
Boarders, sub-tenants and joint tenants are not non-dependants.
Non-dependants cannot claim Housing Benefit for any payments they make for their keep.
Does the money paid by Non-Dependants for their keep, count as income for the Housing Benefit Claimant?
No. This money is not treated as the claimant's income, instead a fixed deduction is made from the claimant's entitlement to Housing Benefit.
No. These deductions are fixed sums dependant upon the non-dependant's Gross weekly income.
The non-dependant's deduction is still made from the claimant's entitlement to Housing Benefit.
|April 2010||April 2011|
|Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA(IB), or aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work||7.40||9.40|
|In receipt of main phase ESA(IR)||7.40||9.40|
|In receipt of Pension Credit||Nil||Nil|
|Not in receipt of main phase ESA(IR) rate||Nil||Nil|
|Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work|
|- gross income less than £122.00||
|- gross income not less than £122.00 but less than
|- gross income not less than £180.00 but less than £234.00||23.35||29.60|
|- gross income not less than £234.00 but less than £310.00||38.20||48.45|
|- gross income not less than £310.00 but less than £387.00||43.50||55.20|
|- gross income not less than £387.00||47.75||60.60|
Yes. No deductions are made if you or your partner are:
- Registered Blind
- Receiving Attendance Allowance
- Receiving the care component of Disability Living Allowance (at any rate)
No deductions are made if the non-dependant is:
- Receiving Pension Credit
- Aged under 18
- Aged under 25 who are on Income Support or Job Seekers Allowance (Income Based)
- Aged under 25 who are in the assessment phase (first 13 weeks) of ESA (income related)
- A prisoner
- A student (but in HB only, and only if the claimant and any partner are under 65, there is a deduction in the summer vacation if they take up remunerative work)
- Has been in hospital for 52 weeks or more
|April 2010||April 2011|
|Age 18 and over and in remunerative work|
|- others aged 18 or over||2.30||2.85|
|- gross income less than £180.00||2.30||2.85|
|- gross income not less than £180.00 but less than £310.00||4.60||5.70|
|- gross income not less than £310.00 but less than £387.00||5.80||7.20|
|- gross income greater than £387.00||6.95||8.60|
|In receipt of Pension Credit, IS, JSA(IB), or ESA(IR)||Nil||Nil|
These changes mean that the amount of Housing Benefit that you or your tenant receives may go down.