Non Dependent Deductions from April 2018

Who is a non dependent?

A non-dependent is any person over the age of 18 years, who normally lives with the claimant other than a partner, dependent child, joint tenant or a sub-tenant.

For Council Tax Support purposes, where a non-dependent person is in a household the Council Tax Support 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.

From 1st April 2018, for working age claimants not in a protected group:

Non-dependents in remunerative work with the gross income of Deduction in main Council Tax Support
Non-dependent is working £10.00
Where the non-dependent is in receipt of Pension Credit, Income Support, JSA (IB) or ESA(IR) No deduction
Others aged 18 or over £5.00

From 1st April 2018, for working age claimants in a protected group and Pensioners:

Non-dependents in remunerative work with the gross income of:

Deduction in main Council Tax Support

Earnings over £436.90 per week

£11.90

Between £351.66 - £436.90 per week

£9.95

Between £202.86 - £351.65 per week

£7.90

Non-dependents earning less than £202.85

£3.90

Where the non-dependent is in receipt of Pension Credit, Income Support, JSA (IB) or ESA(IR)

No deduction

Others aged 18 or over

£3.90

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