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Non-dependant deductions for Council Tax Support

Non-dependant means any person over 18 who normally lives with you on a non commercial basis such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend.

We do not treat the following as non dependants:

  • partners
  • boarders
  • sub tenants
  • joint tenants
  • children for whom you still receive child benefit
  • carers who are employed by a charity or voluntary organisation
Can non-dependants claim council tax support?

Non-dependants cannot claim council tax support for any payments they make for their keep.

Does the money paid by non-dependants for their keep, count as income for the council tax support claimant?

No. This money is not treated as the claimant's income, instead a fixed deduction is made from the claimant's entitlement to council tax support.

Are these deductions related to what a non-dependant pays for their keep?

No. These deductions are fixed sums dependant upon the non-dependant's gross weekly income.

What if the non-dependant pays nothing for their keep?

The non-dependant's deduction is still made from the claimant's entitlement to council tax support.

WORKING AGE CLAIMANTS - non-dependant deductions for council tax support20172018
Others aged 18 or over£5.80£5.80
- gross income more than £394.00 per week£16.40£16.40
- gross income £316.00 to £393.99 per week£13.50£13.50
- gross income £180.00 to £315.99 per week£10.55£10.55
- gross income less than £180.00 per week£5.80£5.80
Non-dependant aged 18 years or over and in paid employment 
Non-dependant receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income based), or Employment Support Allowance (Income related)£4.80£4.80
PENSION AGE CLAIMANTS - non-dependant deductions for council tax support2017 2018
Others aged 18 or over£3.80 £3.90
- gross income more than £424.20 per week£11.55- gross income more than £436.91 per week£11.90
- gross income £341.40 to £424.20 per week£9.65- gross income £351.66 to 436.90 per week£9.95
- gross income £196.95 to £341.40 per week£7.65- gross income £202.86 to £351.65 per week£7.90
- gross income less than £196.95 per week£3.80- gross income less than £202.85 per week£3.90

Non-dependant receiving Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance (Income based), or

Employment Support Allowance (Income related)

£3.80 £3.90
Last modified: 27 February 2018