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Benefits and support Non-dependants (adults who live with you) may affect your Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

When we don’t make deductions for non-dependants

We don't make non-dependant deductions if you or your partner are registered blind or getting one of these benefits: 

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Constant Attendance Allowance 
  • Disability Living Allowance - care component
  • Personal Independence Payment - the standard or enhanced rate of the daily living component
  • Armed Forces Independence Payment

We don't make any deduction if the non-dependant:

  • Is under 18
  • Is under 25 and on Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment Support Allowance (assessment phase) or Universal Credit based on no earned income
  • Is on work-based training for young people and getting a training allowance
  • Is a full-time student or student nurse
  • Has been in hospital for more than 52 weeks
  • Is in legal custody (on remand or after being sentenced)
  • Usually lives elsewhere - but unless you tell us their permanent address, we will make a deduction
  • Is getting Pension Credit
  • is your (or your partner's) son, daughter, step-son or step-daughter in the armed forces, while they are deployed on operations within the UK and abroad. We will still make the deduction while they are living at home with you (unless you are in the first group above)

In addition, we don't make a deduction from Council Tax Support if the non-dependant:

  • Is under 25 and on income-related Employment Support Allowance (main phase)
  • Is 25 or over and on Income Support or income-based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment Support Allowance (main phase or assessment phase) or Universal Credit based on no earned income
  • Is an apprentice in employment to learn a trade, profession or business and studying for an accredited qualification and paid no more that £195 a week before tax and insurance
  • Is a student working during the summer holidays;
  • Is severely mentally disabled/impaired and getting certain disability benefits or allowances. We also need a doctor's certificate as evidence of their condition. There may also be a council tax discount available if they are over 18

 

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