Non-dependant deductions for Housing Benefit
Non-dependant means any person over 18 who normally lives with you on a non commercial basis such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend.
We do not treat the following as non dependants:
- sub tenants
- joint tenants
- children for whom you still receive child benefit
- carers who are employed by a charity or voluntary organisation
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?|
|- gross income more than £430.00 per week||95.45||- gross income more than £439.00 per week||98.30|
|- gross income £346.00 to £429.99 per week||86.95||- gross income £354.00 to £438.99 per week||89.55|
|- gross income £259.00 to £345.99 per week||76.35||- gross income £265.00 to £353.99 per week||78.65|
|- gross income £200.00 to £258.99 per week||46.65||- gross income £204.00 to £264.99 per week||48.05|
|- gross income £136.00 to £199.99 per week||34.00||- gross income £139.00 to £203.99 per week||35.00|
|- gross income less than £136.00 per week||14.80||- gross income less than £139.00 per week||15.25|
|Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work|
|In receipt of Pension Credit||nil||nil|
|In receipt of main phase Employment and Support Allowance (income-related)||14.80||15.25|
Aged 25 or over and in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income-based)
or aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work
Aged under 25 and in receipt of Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (income-based)
or Employment and Support Allowance (income-related) which does not include an amount for the support component or work-related activity component