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)
£14.80
Aged 18 or over and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (Income Related) at main phase rate£14.80
Aged 18 or over and working less than 16 hours a week (including those receiving Universal Credit)£14.80
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of less than £136.00£14.80
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £136.00 to £199.99£34.00
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £200.00 to £258.99£46.65
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £259.00 to £345.99£76.35
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £346.00 to £429.99£86.95
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £430.00 and above£95.45

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); or
Employment Support Allowance (Income Related)
NilNil
Anyone in receipt of Pension CreditNilNil
Aged 18 or over and in receipt of Universal Credit and not working£3.80£4.00
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income less than £196.95£3.80Nil
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income of £196.95 to £341.39£7.65£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 £341.40 to £424.19£9.65£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 £424.20 or more£11.55£11.90
Others, aged 18 or over£3.80£4.00