Non dependant deductions

Non-Dependants are adults (aged 18 or over) who live with you but are not joint-tenants or your partner.

If you have non-dependants, usually adult sons or daughters or other family or friends, living in your house then they are expected to contribute to your rent and council tax costs. Non-Dependants are adults (aged 18 or over) who live with you but are not joint-tenants or your partner. A non-dependant deduction is made from your Council Tax Reduction award.

Non-Dependant Deductions are amounts of money by which your Council Tax Reduction award is reduced depending on the income any non-dependant has. These amounts are set by the Government and change each year. 

Rates of Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2020

Non-Dependant IncomeWeekly Deduction from Council Tax Reduction
Person aged at least 25 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)Nil
Person aged at least 25 years receiving UC - no earned incomeNil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)(assessment phase)Nil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving ESA(IR)(main phase)Nil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving universal credit - no earned incomeNil
Person receiving Pension CreditNil
Person aged less than 18 years whether in remunerative work or notNil
Aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work£4.25
Gross Weekly income less than £213.00£4.25
Gross Weekly income between £213.00 and £369.99£8.45
Gross Weekly income between £370.00 and £457.99£10.70
Gross Weekly income £458.00 and above£12.80

Rates of Non-Dependant Deductions from April 2019

Non-Dependant IncomeWeekly Deduction from Council Tax Reduction
Person aged at least 25 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)Nil
Person aged at least 25 years receiving UC - no earned incomeNil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)(assessment phase)Nil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving ESA(IR)(main phase)Nil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving universal credit - no earned incomeNil
Person receiving Pension CreditNil
Person aged less than 18 years whether in remunerative work or notNil
Aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work£4.15
Gross Weekly income less than £209.00£4.15
Gross Weekly income between £209.00 and £362.99£8.30
Gross Weekly income between £363.00 and £450.99£10.50
Gross Weekly income £451.00 and above£12.55

Deductions do not apply to people:

  • under 18 years of age
  • in full-time education or on Youth Training Schemes; or
  • in receipt of Pension Credit

There is also no deduction from your benefit if you, or your partner:

  • are registered blind
  • receive Attendance Allowance, or
  • receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance or the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment