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).
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