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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 2014

 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 £128.00 weekly: 
A deduction of £14.15 per week from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £3.70 per week from the Council Tax Support award 

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income of between £128.00 and £187.99: 
A deduction of £32.45 per week from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £3.70 per week from Council Tax Support award 

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross between £188.00 and £244.99 weekly:
A deduction of £44.55 per week  from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £7.45 per week  from the Council Tax Support award

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income between £245.00 and £325.99 weekly: 
A deduction of £72.95 per week from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £7.45 per week from the Council Tax Support award 

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income between £326.00 and £405.99 weekly: 
A deduction of £83.05 per week from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £9.40 per week from the Council Tax Support award  

Non dependant working 16 hours or more with a gross income of £406.00 or more weekly:
A deduction of £91.15 per week from the Housing Benefit award. 
A deduction of £11.25 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.
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