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Non-dependant deductions from Housing Benefit

If an adult (other than your partner, boarder, lodger or joint tenant) aged 18 or over lives in your household, weekly deductions will be made from your entitlement.

There is no non-dependant deduction if you or your partner are:

  • registered blind
  • receiving Attendance Allowance
  • receiving the care component of Disability Living Allowance
  • receiving any rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payments

If you are over 65 years of age and a non-dependant moves into your household the non-dependant deduction is deferred for 26 weeks. Any increase in a non-dependants gross income causing an increase in the non-dependant deduction will also be deferred for 26 weeks from the date of the change. You are still required to advise us of any changes in your household's circumstances as they occur.

Circumstances of the non-dependant Deduction from Housing Benefit (£)
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of £439.00 or more 98.30
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of £354.00 to £438.99 89.55
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of £265.00 to £353.99 78.65
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of £204.00 to £264.99 48.05
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of £139.00 to £203.99 35.00
Aged 18 or over, works 16 hours or more with gross weekly income of less than £139.00 15.25
Aged 18 or over and not working 16 hours or more 15.25
Aged 25 or over on Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or on Universal Credit (and not working) 15.25
In receipt of main phase Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related) 15.25
Under 25 receiving Assessment Phase Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related), Income Support or Income Based Jobseekers Allowance or on Universal Credit (and not working) 0
In receipt of Pension Credit 0