Non dependant deductions

Non dependants are people, aged over 18, who live in a household other than the claimant and their partner.

A non dependant could be:

  • a grown up son or daughter
  • a friend
  • a parent
  • another relative who lives with the claimant

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support may be reduced by a weekly amount, depending on the age and income of the non dependant.


Housing Benefit non dependant deductions
Non dependant's incomeAmount of deduction
Aged under 25 and in receipt of:
Income Support;
Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based);
Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) at assessment phase rate;
Universal Credit (and not working)
Nil
Anyone in receipt of Pension CreditNil
Aged 25 or over and in receipt of:
Income Support;
Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based);
Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) at assessment phase rate; or
Universal Credit (and not working)
£14.65
Aged 18 or over and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) at main phase rate£14.65
Aged 18 or over and working less than 16 hours a week£14.65
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of less than £133.00£14.65
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £133.00 to £194.99£33.65
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £195.00 to £252.99£46.20
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £253.00 to £337.99£75.60
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £338.00 to £419.99£86.10
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £420.00 and above£94.50

Council Tax Support non dependant deductions
Non dependant's incomePension age claimantWorking age claimant
Aged 18 or over and in receipt of:
Income Support;
Jobseekers Allowance (Income Based);
Employment Support Allowance (Income Related); or
Universal Credit (and not working)
NilNil
Anyone in receipt of Pension CreditNilNil
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income less than £195.00£3.77Nil
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income of £195.00 to £337.99£7.58£7.90
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income of £338.00 to £419.99£9.56£9.90
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income of £420.00 or more£11.45£11.90
Others, aged 18 or over£3.77£4.00