Your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction may be affected if you have a non-dependent person living with you
- children who’ve left school or college and who you no longer get Child Benefit for
They're called non-dependants.
We take set amounts off your benefit for them based on their income.
There are some exceptions when we don’t take any deductions for non-dependants:
We do not make a deduction for any non-dependant if you or your partner:
- are blind or have recently regained sight
- get the care component of disability living allowance or daily living component of personal independence payment or
- get attendance allowance
We do not make a deduction if the non-dependant is:
- under 18 years old
- getting pension credit (either kind)
- (for Housing Benefit) under 25 years old and getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, is in the assessment phase of income related Employment and Support Allowance, or who has no earned income and is getting Universal Credit
- (for Council Tax Reduction) getting Jobseeker’s Allowance Income Based, Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance income related any phase, or who has no earned income and is getting Universal Credit
- a full-time student (except for Housing Benefit during summer holidays if they work 16 hours or more per week and both you/your partner are aged under 65)
Other circumstances can apply where we must not make a deduction and we'll consider these when we process your claim.