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Non-Dependant Deductions

A non-dependant is an adult aged 18 or over living in your household who is not your husband, wife or partner, a child that you receive child benefit for or someone who is jointly liable to pay rent or council tax

 

For example, a non-dependant is usually grown-up children, other relatives or friends. There are different deductions made for non dependants based on their earnings or  income but in some cases non-dependant deductions do not apply.

 

The deduction will be made from your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction. These deductions are fixed sums which apply even if the non-dependant pays you nothing at all.

 

There are some situations when no deduction will be made such as a sub-tenant, boarder, an under-20-year-old for whom the claimant or partner are responsible, or certain carers. 

In certain cases the Council is required to make a non-dependant deduction which is a fixed amount based on the income and circumstances of the non-dependant - the deductions are shown in below.

 

Non-dependant deduction will not be made in the following situations:

1. Deductions will not be made for any non-dependant if you or your partner are:

• registered blind

• getting Attendance Allowance

• getting the care component of Disability Living Allowance or daily living component of Personal Independence Payments

2. Deduction from either Housing Benefit or from Council Tax Reduction will not be made if the non-dependant:

• is under 18

• is under 25 and on Income Support/income based Jobseekers Allowance/income-related Employment Support Allowance (assessment phase)

• is on work-based training for young people (formerly Youth Training) and getting a training allowance

• is a full-time student or student nurse

• has been in hospital for more than 52 weeks

• is in legal custody (on remand or after being sentenced)

• usually lives elsewhere (but you need to tell us their permanent address or we will usually make the deduction)

• is getting Pension Credit (either the guaranteed part, the savings part or both)

3. Deduction from Council Tax Reduction will not be made if the non-dependant:

• is under 25 and on income-related Employment Support Allowance (main phase)

• is 25 or over and on Income support/income-based Jobseekers Allowance/income-related Employment Support Allowance (main phase or assessment phase)

• is an apprentice

• is severely mentally disabled

• is a carer

Carer

Someone is a carer if the person who they care for is in receipt of one of the following benefits:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • High Rate DLA care
  • Increase in the amount of disablement pension they receive
  • Or an increase in the amount  constant attendance allowance
  • Either rate of Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payments

 

The carer must also be living with the person AND Providing care for an average of 35 hours per week AND They cannot be the spouse or the parent and carer of a person if they are under 18.

 

If you are affected by this change and would like advice or assistance with dealing with the effects of this

please contact:

 

 

April 2017

 

Non-dependant Deductions for Housing Benefit

deductions for housing benefits

Under 25 on IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR) assessment phase

Nil

Over 25 on IS/JSA(IB)

£14.80

Over 18 on ESA main phase

£14.80

Over 18 and not in remunerative work

£14.80

Under 25 on UC with no earned income

Nil

Over 25 on UC with no earned income

£14.80

Pension Credit

Nil

Over 18 and in remunerative work with or without UC:

 

Gross income less that £136.00

£14.80

Gross income between £13600 and £199.99

£34.00

Gross income between £200.00 and £258.99

£46.65

Gross income between £259.00 and £345.99

£75.35

Gross income between £346.00 and £429.99

£86.95

Gross income over £430.00

£95.45

 

Non-dependant Deductions for Council Tax Reduction

deductions for council tax reductions

Pension Credit/IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)/UC with no earnings

Nil

Over 18 and not in remunerative work

£4.20

Over 18 and in remunerative work with or without UC:

 

Gross income less that £200.00

£4.20

Gross income between £200.00 and £346.00

£8.40

Gross income between £346.00 and £430.00

£10.60

Gross income over £430.00

£12.70

 

 

  • April 2016



     

    Non-dependant Deductions for Housing Benefit

    Under 25 on IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR) assessment phase

    Nil

    Over 25 on IS/JSA(IB)

    £14.65

    Over 18 on ESA main phase

    £14.65

    Over 18 and not in remunerative work

    £14.65

    Under 25 on UC with no earned income

    Nil

    Over 25 on UC with no earned income

    £14.65

    Pension Credit

    Nil

    Over 18 and in remunerative work with or without UC:

     

    Gross income less that £133.00

    £14.65

    Gross income between £133.00 and £194.99

    £33.65

    Gross income between £195.00 and £252.99

    £46.20

    Gross income between £253.00 and £337.99

    £75.60

    Gross income between £338.00 and £419.99

    £86.10

    Gross income over £420.00

    £94.50


    Non-dependant Deductions for Council Tax Reduction  

    Pension Credit/IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)/UC with no earnings

    Nil

    Over 18 and not in remunerative work

    £4.05

    Over 18 and in remunerative work with or without UC:

     

    Gross income less that £195.00

    £4.05

    Gross income between £195.00 and £338.00

    £8.10

    Gross income between £338.00 and £420.00

    £10.25

    Gross income over £420.00

    £12.25 

     

     
  • April 2015
     

    Non-dependant Deductions for Housing Benefit

    Under 25 on IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR) assessment phase

    Nil

    Over 25 on IS/JSA(IB)

    £14.55

    Over 18 on ESA main phase

    £14.55

    Over 18 and not in remunerative work

    £14.55

    Pension Credit

    Nil

    Over 18 and in remunerative work:

     

    Gross income less that £129.00

    £14.55

    Gross income between £129.00 and £188.99

    £33.40

    Gross income between £189.00 and £245.99

    £45.85

    Gross income between £246.00 and £327.99

    £75.05

    Gross income between £328.00 and £407.99

    £85.45

    Gross income over £408.00

    £93.80


    Non-dependant Deductions for Council Tax Reduction  

    Pension Credit/IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)

    Nil

    Over 18 and not in remunerative work

    £3.90

    Over 18 and in remunerative work:

     

    Gross income less that £189.00

    £3.90

    Gross income between £189.00 and £328.00

    £7.80

    Gross income between £328.00 and £408.00

    £9.85

    Gross income over £408.00

    £11.75 

     

 

 

 

 

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