More information on non dependants

A non dependant is any person aged 18 or over who uses your home as their main residence.

The Government sets a weekly deduction in housing benefit for each non-dependant, based on a number of factors.

As non dependants may affect your benefits you must tell us about everyone that lives with you, if anyone moves in or out of your home, and if anyone’s circumstances change.

No deductions for non-dependants are made if you or your partner are:

  1. Blind or treated as blind
  2. Getting Attendance Allowance or the care component of Disability Living Allowance for themselves
  3. Getting the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment
  4. Getting the Armed Forces Independence Payment