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Non-dependants

A non-dependant is someone aged over 18 who:

  • lives with you
  • is not your partner
  • is not a child for whom you receive Child Benefit  

How non dependants affect your Housing Benefit
Whether they help with your housing costs or not, we must take a set amount off your benefit according to their earnings.

Non dependant deductions from April 2022

Non dependant’s income

Amount deducted

Aged 25 and over  getting income support and income based JSA, or any age in receipt of main phase income- related ESA, aged 18 or over, not in remunerative work

£16.45

Getting state pension credits

NIL

Aged 18+ and in paid work:

 

  • Gross weekly income less than £154

£16.45

  • Gross weekly income: £154.00 to £223.99

£37.80

  • Gross weekly income: £224.00 to £291.99

£51.85

  • Gross weekly income: £292.00 to £388.99

£84.85

  • Gross weekly income: £389.00 to £483.99

£96.60

  • Gross weekly income: more than £484.00

£106.05