Non-dependant deduction rates for Housing Benefit
Find out how much your Housing Benefit may reduce if you have non-dependant people living with you, known as deduction rates
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|