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Other people living with you

If you have friends, relatives or anyone over 18 living in your home you may get less Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support. These people are referred to as 'non-dependants'. An amount may be taken out of your benefit or support for each non-dependant who lives in your home.

Non-dependants do not include:

Non-dependant deductions will not be made if you are:

Non-dependant deductions will not be made if the non-dependant is:

The following tables show the deductions that will be made from your benefit if you have a non-dependant in your home. These figures are valid from 1st April 2016:

Calculation of non-dependant deduction for Housing Benefit

Aged under 25 and on IS/JSA(IB)

Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA(IB), or aged 18 or over and not in paid work

Nil

£14.65

In receipt of Pension Credit Nil
Aged 18 or over and in paid work:  
Gross income less than £133.00 £14.65
Gross income between £133.00 and £194.99 £33.65
Gross income between £195.00 and £252.99 £46.20
Gross income between £253.00 and £337.99 £75.60
Gross income between £338.00 and £419.99 £86.10
Gross income £420.00 and above £94.50

 

Calculation of non-dependant deduction for Council Tax Support
In receipt of Pension credit Nil
Not in paid work, or in receipt of IS/JSA(IB) £3.77
In receipt of Pension Credit and in paid work Nil
Others aged 18 or over £3.77
Aged 18 or over and in paid work:  
Gross income less than £195.00 £3.77
Gross income between £195.00 and £337.99 £7.58
Gross income between £338.00 and £419.99 £9.56
Gross income £420.00 and above £11.45

 

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