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, depending on the age and income of the non dependant.


Housing Benefit non dependant deductions for 2021-22 (per week)
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)
£15.95
Aged 18 or over and in receipt of Employment Support Allowance (income related) at main phase rate£15.95
Aged 18 or over and working less than 16 hours a week (including those receiving Universal Credit)£15.95
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of less than £149.00£15.95
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £149.00 to £216.99£36.65
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £217.00 to £282.99£50.30
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £283.00 to £376.99£82.30
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £377.00 to £468.99£93.70
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those receiving Universal Credit) with a gross income of £469.00 and above£102.85

Council Tax Support non dependant deductions for 2021-22 (per week) 
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£4.05£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 £217.00£4.05Nil
Aged 18 or over and working 16 hours or more a week (including those in receipt of Universal Credit) with gross income of £217.00 to £376.99£8.30£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 £377.00 to £468.99£10.40£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 £469.00 or more£12.45£11.90
Others, aged 18 or over£4.05£4.00

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