Non-dependant deductions

Non-dependant deductions may be taken from your Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support in certain circumstances.

A non-dependant is normally any adult who lives with you and is not your partner. In some cases, we make a deduction from your benefit to represent the contribution the Government expects them to make to your household. This is called a non-dependant deduction.

Find out more about Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

Non-dependant deductions 2020/21

The tables below shows the weekly deductions from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction from 1 April 2020.

Non-dependant deductions for Housing Benefit
Weekly gross income of non-dependantDeduction
Full time work (over 16 hours) £469 or more£102.35
Full time work £377 to £468.99£93.25
Full time work £283 to £376.99£81.90
Full time work £217 to £282.99£50.05
Full time work £149 to £216.99£36.45
Full time work less than £149£15.85
Part time work (less than 16 hours)£15.85
Under 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (assessment phase), JSA, Pension Credit, or Universal Credit and not workingNil
Over 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (main phase), JSA IB, or Universal Credit and not working£15.85
Aged 16 or 17, student, boarder or sub-tenantNil
Apprentice, student nurse or school leaverDepends on income
Any other, for example pensioner£15.85

Non-dependant deductions for Council Tax Support
Weekly gross income of non-dependantDeduction
Full time work £469 or more£12.40
Full time work £377 to £468.99£10.35
Full time work £217 to £376.99£8.25
Full time work less than £217£4.05
Part time work (less than 16 hours)£4.05
Under 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (assessment phase), JSA, Pension Credit, or Universal Credit and not workingNil
Over 25 on Income Support, ESA IR (main phase), JSA IB, or Universal Credit and not workingNil
Aged 16 or 17, student, boarder or sub-tenantNil
Apprentice, student nurse or school leaverNil
Any other, for example pensioner£4.05

Exceptions

There are certain circumstances where there are no non-dependent deductions. This where you or your partner are:

  • registered blind
  • getting Attendance Allowance
  • getting Constant Attendance Allowance
  • getting the care component of Disability Living Allowance or the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment
  • getting Armed Forces Independence Payment.

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