Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2019

Who is a non-dependant?

A non-dependant is any person over the age of 18 years, who normally lives with the claimant and is not a partner, dependant child, joint tenant or a sub-tenant.

For Housing Benefit purposes, where a non-dependant person is in a household the Housing Benefit Regulations assume, that they should be capable of making a form of contribution to the household expenses and therefore a deduction is made from a claimants weekly benefit to take account of this contribution.

The amounts which are taken, depends upon certain factors, these can be the age and income of the non-dependent in question. The chart below shows the current rates of non-dependent deductions.

2019/20 deductions

Non-Dependents in remunerative work with the gross income of: Deduction in Housing Benefit (For Rent)
£451.00 per week or more £100.65
Between £363.00 and £450.99 per week £91.70
Between £272.00 and £362.99 per week £80.55
Between £209.00 and £271.99 per week £49.20
Between £143.00 and £208.99 per week £35.85
less than £143.00 per week £15.60
Aged over 25 in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support £15.60
In receipt of “Main Phase" income-based Employment Support Allowance £15.60
Aged under 25 in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or “assessment phase" of income-based Employment Support Allowance No deduction
In receipt of Pension Credit No deduction
Not working or any other DWP Benefit £15.60
Universal Credit - Aged over 25 without any earned income £15.60
Universal Credit - Aged under 25 and without any earned income No deduction
Universal Credit - with earned income £15.60

2018/19 deductions

Non-Dependents in work with the gross income of; Deductions in Housing Benefit (For Rent)
over £439.00 per week £98.30
between £354.00 - £438.99 per week £89.55
between £265.00 - £353.99 per week £78.65
between £204.00 - £264.99 per week £48.05
between £139.00 - £203.99 per week £35.00
less than £139.00 per week £15.25
Age over 25 in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support £15.25
In receipt of “Main Phase" income-based Employment Support Allowance £15.25
Age under 25 in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support or “assessment phase" of income-based Employment Support Allowance No deduction
In receipt of Pension Credit No deduction
Not working or any other DWP Benefit £15.25
Universal Credit - Aged over 25 without any earned income £15.25
Universal Credit - Aged under 25 and without any earned income No deduction
Universal Credit - with earned income £15.25


Non Dependant Deductions for Council Tax Support

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