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.