Non-dependant deductions from council tax reduction
What are non-dependant deductions?
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 making a contribution to the household expenses and, therefore, a deduction is made from a claimant's weekly Council Tax Reduction Scheme award to take this contribution into account. This is known as a non-dependant deduction. The amount of the deduction depends upon the non-dependant's age and income. See the amount of the deduction.
No deduction will be made if:
The claimant or partner:
- Is registered blind.
- Is in receipt of Attendance Allowance.
- Is in receipt of the care component of Disability Living Allowance.
- Is in receipt of the Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payments.
- Receives an Armed Forces Independence Payment .
- Is normally resident elsewhere.
- Is a full time student.
- Is in legal custody.
- Has been in hospital for more than six weeks.
- Is in receipt of assessment phase Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related).
- Is in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance (Income Based).
- Is in receipt of Pension Credit.
- Is in receipt of a Work Based Training Allowance.