Special rules for over 65s
If you or your partner are aged 65 or over and neither is getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment Support Allowance:
We delay making a non-dependant deduction from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.
- If a new non-dependant moves in (and the rules say we must make a deduction for them), we don't make the deduction until 26 weeks have passed; or
- If your non-dependant has a change that means we must start making a bigger deduction, we don't make the deduction until 26 weeks have passed.
However, if your non-dependant has a change that means we should make a smaller deduction, so that you get more benefit, we do this straightaway, as long as you tell us promptly.
To claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support or find out what you are entitled to use our online form.