A to Z of services          A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z

Housing Benefit Non-Dependant Deductions

Housing Benefit - Non Dependant Deductions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Non-Dependant?

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.

Can Non-Dependants Claim Housing Benefit?

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.

Are these deductions related to what a Non-Dependant pays for their keep?

No. These deductions are fixed sums dependant upon the non-dependant's Gross weekly income.

What if the Non-Dependant pays nothing for their keep?

The non-dependant's deduction is still made from the claimant's entitlement to Housing Benefit.

What are the Levels of Deduction?

If the non-dependant is:

April 2014

April 2015

25+ on IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR),

£14.15

£14.55

Under 25 in receipt of main phase ESA(IR)

£14.15

£14.55

In receipt of JSA(C) or ESA(C) any age

£14.15

£14.55

If Non- Dependant works less than 16hrs/week or is on maternity, paternity, adoption or sick leave

£14.15

£14.55

IF non dependant works 16+ hours/week and has a gross income of:

 

- under £129

£14.15

£14.55

- £129.00 - £188.99

£32.45

£33.40

- £189.00 - £245.99

£44.55

£45.85

- £246.00 - £327.99

£72.95

£75.05

- £328.00 - £407.99

£83.05

£85.45

- £408.00 or more per week

£91.15

£93.80

Any other Non-Dependant not in work

£14.15

£14.55

 

Are there any exceptions?

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

Non-Dependant deductions - Council Tax Support for people of pension age

 

April 2014

In receipt of Main phase ESA

£3.74

Aged 18 or over not in remunerative work

£3.74

Age 18 and over and in remunerative work

 

- gross income less than £189.00

£3.74

- gross income not less than £188.00 but less than £328.00

£7.45

- gross income not less than £326.00 but less than £408.00

£9.49

- gross income greater than £408.00

£11.36

Non-Dependant deductions – Council Tax Support for people of working age

 

April 2014

Age 18 and over and in remunerative work  
- Net income more than £186.00 7.00

For further information please contact

Contact Information
Send us a Message Send us a Message
Contact by Post

Revenues Division
Exchequer 
Services
PO Box 304
Ashton-under-Lyne
Tameside
OL6 0GA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 3708
Contact by Fax
0161 342 2676/2012
Request this service online!

Page last updated: 5 February 2016