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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 .

The non-dependant:

  • 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.