If you have a non-dependant living with you, we will reduce the amount of Housing Benefit you receive. We will make a deduction depending on the non-dependant's weekly income.

You can find out what a non-dependant is.

We look at the non-dependant’s gross income, so before they have paid tax and National Insurance.

Deductions for those not in work

Deductions for those in work

The table below applies if the non-dependant: 

  • is aged 18 or over 
  • works 16 hours a week or more, or is entitled to Universal Credit and working 

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Last updated: 28 October 2022