Someone over 18 who lives with you may affect how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you get because they are expected to pay towards housing costs and Council Tax. They can be:
- children who have left school or college and who you no longer get Child Benefit for.
They are called non-dependants.
We take set amounts off your benefit for them based on their income.
Even if your non-dependant doesn't give you anything for housing costs, or you don't want to take anything, the law says that we still have to take the set amounts off your benefit.
There are some exceptions when we don't take any deductions for non-dependants.