Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2022

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.

2022/23 deductions

Non-Dependants in remunerative work with the gross income of: Deduction in Housing Benefit (For Rent)
£484.00 per week or more £106.05
Between £389.00 and £483.99 per week £96.60
Between £292.00 and £388.99 per week £84.85
Between £224.00 and £291.99 per week £51.85
Between £154.00 and £223.99 per week £37.80
less than £154.00 per week £16.45
Aged over 25 in receipt of Jobseekers Allowance, Income-based Employment and Support Allowance or Income Support £16.45
In receipt of “Main Phase" income-based Employment Support Allowance £16.45
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 £16.45
Universal Credit - Aged over 25 without any earned income £16.45
Universal Credit - Aged under 25 and without any earned income No deduction
Universal Credit - with earned income £16.45

Non Dependant Deductions for Council Tax Support

Protected Groups

Non dependant income Council Tax deduction
Receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income based) Employment & Support Allowance (Income related), Pension Credit NIL
18 + not in remunerative work £4.20
18 + and in remunerative work:
Gross Earnings of Less than £224.00 £4.20
Gross Earnings of £224.00 to £389.00 £8.55
Gross Earnings of £389.00 to £484.00 £10.70
Gross Earnings of £484.00 and above £12.85

Other Groups

Non dependant income Council Tax deduction
Receiving Income Support, Jobseekers Allowance (Income based) Employment & Support Allowance (Income related), Pension Credit Nil
18 + not in remunerative work £5
18 + and in remunerative work £10

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