How rates are set

Deductions are made for non-dependants over the age of 18.

If the non-dependant is working fewer than 16 hours per week, the lowest deduction will apply.

If the non-dependant is working 16 hours per week or more, the deduction will depend on their income as shown in the tables below.

2017 to 2018 deduction rates

The following table shows how rates depend on the age of a non-dependant and the benefits they get.

Benefit received by non-dependant Age of non-dependant Weekly deduction from Housing Benefit
Income Related Employment Support Allowance under 25 £0
Income Related Employment Support Allowance 25 or over £15.25
Income Based Jobseekers Allowance 25 or over £15.25
Income Support 25 or over £15.25


The following table shows how rates depend on the income before tax of a non-dependant.

Non-dependant's income before tax Weekly deduction from Housing Benefit
Less than £136 £15.25
£136 to £199.99 £35
£200 to £258.99 £48.05
£259 to £345.99 £78.65
£346 to £429.99 £89.55
£430 or more £98.30