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Non-dependant deductions from council tax reduction

What are non-dependant deductions?

See the amount of the deduction. A non-dependant is a person over 18 years of age that normally lives with the claimant, other than a partner, dependant child, joint tenant, or sub-tenant. The Government assumes that the non-dependant should be contributing to the household expenses and, therefore, a deduction made from a claimant's weekly Council Tax Reduction Scheme award to consider this contribution, known as a non-dependant deduction. The amount of the deduction depends upon the non-dependant's age and income.

There will be no deduction if:

The claimant or partner is:

  • Registered blind.
  • In receipt of Attendance Allowance.
  • In receipt of the care component of Disability Living Allowance.
  • In receipt of the Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payments.
  • In the Armed Forces and receives an Independence Payment.

The non-dependant is:

  • Normally resident elsewhere.
  • A full time student.
  • In legal custody.
  • In hospital for more than six weeks, or was in hospital.
  • In receipt of assessment phase Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
  • In receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based).
  • In receipt of Pension Credit.
  • In receipt of a Work Based Training Allowance.
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