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Non dependant deductions from April 2016

 

Who is a non dependant?

 

A non-dependant is any person over the age of 18 years, who normally lives with the claimant other than 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-dependant in question. The chart below shows the current rates of non-dependant deductions.

 

2016/17 deductions

 

Non-Dependants in remunerative work with the gross income of: Deduction in Housing Benefit (For Rent)
£420.00 per week or more
£94.50
Between £338 and £419.99 per week
£86.10
Between £253 and £337.99 per week
£75.60
Between £195 and £252.99 per week
£46.20
Between £133 and £194.99 per week
£33.65
Non Dependants earning less than £133 or not in remunerative work (regardless of income level)
£14.65
Where the non-dependant is in receipt of Pension Credit (Guaranteed/Savings credit)  No deduction
Where the non-dependant is aged under 25 years old and on Income Support or JSA (IB)

 No deduction

Where the non-dependant is aged over 25 years old on Income Support or JSA(IB) or main phase ESA(IR) £14.65
Where the non-dependant is in receipt of Assessment phase ESA(IR)

No deduction

 

Others aged 18 or over

£14.65

 

 

Contacts

 
Housing Benefit & Council Tax Support Enquiries     Revenues & Benefits                        
Telephone: (01902) 696668 South Staffordshire Council
Fax: (01902) 696630 Wolverhampton Road
Email: benefits@sstaffs.gov.uk Codsall
  South Staffordshire
  WV8 1PX

 

 

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