Non-dependant deductions from housing benefit
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 Housing Benefit to consider this contribution. We call this a non-dependant deduction. The amount of deduction depends upon the non-dependant's age and income.
The Applicable amount table will show the deduction amount.
We will not make a deduction if:
The claimant or partner:
- is registered blind; or
- is in receipt of Attendance Allowance; or
- is in receipt of the care component of Disability Living Allowance; or
- is in receipt of the Daily Living component of Personal Independence Payments; or
- receives an Armed Forces Independence Payment.
- is normally resident elsewhere; or
- is a full time student; or
- is in legal custody; or
- has been in hospital for more than six weeks; or
- is in receipt of assessment phase Employment and Support Allowance (Income Related); or
- is under 25 years of age and in receipt of Income Support or Job Seeker's Allowance(Income Based); or
- is in receipt of Pension Credit; or
- is in receipt of a Work Based Training Allowance.