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Non Dependants

 
Who are classed as non-dependants?
A non dependant is someone who normally lives with you such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend.  Boarders, sub-tenants and joint tenants are not classed as non-dependants.
 
Benefits and non-dependants
A non-dependant cannot claim Housing Benefit for any payments they make for their keep. The money paid by the non-dependant for their household contribution is not treated as your income, instead a fixed deduction is made from your Housing Benefit  or Council Tax Support.
The deductions are fixed amounts based on your non-dependant's gross weekly income.
 
Non-dependant deductions from 1 April 2013
Non Dependant aged 25 or over and on Income Support / Job Seekers Allowance (income based) / Employment and Support Allowance (income related), or aged 18 or over and working less than 16 hours per week, or working over 16 hours and earning less than £126.00 weekly:
A deduction of £13.60 per week from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of £3.65 per week from the Council Tax Support award

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income of between £126.00 and £185.99:
A deduction of £31.25 per week from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of £3.65 per week from Council Tax Support award

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross between £186.00 and £241.99 weekly:
A deduction of £42.90 per week  from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of  £7.25 per week  from the Council Tax Support award

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income between £242.00 and £321.99 weekly:
A deduction of £70.20 per week from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of £7.25 per week from the Council Tax Support award

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income between £322.00 and £400.99 weekly:
A deduction of  £79.95 per week from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of £9.15 per week from the Council Tax Support award 

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income of £401.00 or more weekly:
A deduction of £87.75 per week from the Housing Benefit award.
A deduction of £10.95 per week from the Council Tax Support award.
 
Non dependant deductions don't apply if you get Attendance Allowance or Disability Living Allowance (Care) at the middle or higher rate.