Non Dependants

A non-dependant can be a parent, adult son or daughter, relative or friend who lives in your home. 

Non dependant deduction means that your Council tax Support is reduced if an adult who could contribute to your rent lives with you. This applies even if you don't receive rent from the non- dependant person. 

Examples include a grown-up child who returns after studying, a relationship breakdown, or someone who has just finished serving in the forces.

No deductions for non-dependants are made if the customer or partner is:

  • blind or treated as blind
  • getting Attendance Allowance or the care component of Disability Living Allowance for themselves
  • getting the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment
  • getting the Armed Forces Independence Payment

Non-dependant deductions applied to pension age customers claiming Local Council Tax Support

Non-dependant type   Amount deducted
Not in remunerative work£4.05
In remunerative work and with a gross weekly income less than £217.00£4.05
In remunerative work and with a gross weekly income not less than £217.00 but less than £376.99£8.25
In remunerative work and with a gross weekly income not less than £377.00 but less than £468.99£10.35
In remunerative work and with a gross weekly income of £469.00 or more£12.40