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Information for claimants with non-dependants

A non-dependant is a person over 18 years of age who normally lives with you, such as an adult son or daughter, or parent. We may reduce your weekly benefit if you have a non-dependant living in the property with you.

The level of deductions are set each year by the Government and will depend on the age, circumstances and income of the non-dependant.

 

Exceptions for non-dependants deductions

There is no deduction for non-dependants if either you or your partner: 

  • Are registered blind
  • Receive Attendance Allowance
  • Receive the care component of Disability Living Allowance or the daily living component of the Personal Independance Payment 

Additionally there is no deduction if your non-dependant is:

  • Under 18
  • Under 25 and on:

        - Income Support,

        - income-based Jobseekers Allowance

        - income-related Employment and Support Allowance which does not include an amount for the support            component or work-related activity component, or

        - Universal Credit calculated without earned income

  • Receiving Pension Credit
  • A full time student or healthcare student
  • Participating in 'work based training for young people' (formerly Youth Training)

Find deduction rates for non-dependants 

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