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Paying for rented housing: non-dependant deductions from housing benefit

a survey carried out on behalf of the Department of Social Security by the Policy Studies Institute
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StatementSharon Witherspoon, Claire Whyley, Elaine Kempson.
SeriesDepartment of Social Security research report -- no.43
ContributionsWhyley, Claire., Kempson, Elaine., Great Britain. Department of Social Security., Policy Studies Institute.
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Get this from a library. Paying for rented housing: non-dependant deductions from housing benefit. [Sharon Witherspoon; Claire Whyley; Elaine Kempson; Great Britain.

Department of Social Security.; Policy Studies Institute.]. Paying for rented housing: non-dependant deductions from Housing Benefit Authors: Sharon Witherspoon, Claire Whyley, Elaine Kempson Funded by: Department of Social Security Published by: HMSO Publication date: Report number: DSS Research Report No 43 ISBN: Claimants of Housing Benefit who share their homes with adults other than their husbands, wives or.

If you are awarded Housing Benefit and there are non-dependents living in your home, there may be a deduction from your award for those people. This deduction is made because they may be expected to help with your household costs (even if your non-dependent makes no. This reduction is called a non-dependant deduction.

The level of deduction will depend on the non-dependant's circumstances, for example, whether they are working, the number of hours they work and the level of their earnings.

For housing benefit there are six different levels of deductions. This money is only taken away from housing costs paid to help with rent.

It won't be deducted from any housing costs paid to your mortgage or secured loan lender. Who counts as a non-dependant. A non-dependant will include any adult over the age of 21 living in your home, aside from your partner. But, a deduction won’t be made for any non. housing benefit non-dependant deduction table /18 Who is a non-dependant.

A non-dependant is someone aged 18 years or over who lives with you. It does not include someone living in your home who has a legally enforceable agreement to pay rent to you or your landlord.

Examples of a non-dependant would be a son, a daughter or elderly relative. Here are the rules for non-dependant deductions.

They may fall within the definition of non-dependants for the purposes of benefits even though they may have been your flat mates for the purpose of the tenancy (two different things) but an organisation.

Paying rent and Housing benefits. Before I started working she was entitled to % housing benefit and the rent was paid for by the government. You can look up the non-dependant deductions on your councils website but the maximum deduction for those with a non-dependent earning over £ gross per week is £80 per week.

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Non-dependant deductions. Anyone who lives with you and is over 18 who is not your partner or sub-tenant is called a non-dependant. It is expected that they help towards your rent and/or Council Tax.

Even if you do not get any money from them, we will make deductions from your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support. NON-DEPENDANT DEDUCTIONS FROM HOUSING BENEFIT AND COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT / A non-dependant is someone who usually lives with you but not on a commercial basis, for example, If you rent your home from Chorley Community Housing and so pay rent for 48 weeks instead of 52, the adjusted amount is shown in the table over the page.

The amount of deduction will depend on the non-dependant’s income. It is the gross income of the non-dependant that is taken into account, not the amount that they pay you. A non-dependant deduction will still be made even if they do not pay towards their keep.

No deduction for housing benefit is made for the following non–dependants. Non dependant deductions reduce the amount of Housing Benefit you receive, depending on the circumstances of the non-dependant living with you. Non-dependant deductions vary from nil, if they are getting certain means tested social security benefits, to a maximum of £ per week if their gross weekly income is above £ per week.

non dependant deductions in HB; rent shortfalls to prevent a household becoming homeless whilst the housing authority explores alternative options but is having to pay rent Regulations.

An example of how non-dependant deductions work ; Someone over 18 who lives with you may affect how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you get because they are expected to pay towards housing costs and Council Tax. They can be: relatives; friends; children who have left school or college and who you no longer get Child Benefit for.

Fuel charge deductions. Housing benefit does not normally cover water rates, fuel costs or certain other services.

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If these are included in the rent, a deduction is made from the claimant's rent when calculating housing benefit. If known, the actual amount of the charges is deducted; otherwise the fixed weekly amounts as set out below are deducted.

A non dependant is someone who normally lives with the Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support claimant such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend. Boarders, sub-tenants and joint tenants are not non-dependants. NON-DEPENDANT DEDUCTIONS FROM HOUSING BENEFIT AND COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT we have to adjust the Non-Dependant deduction amount to take this into account.

If you rent your home from Chorley Community Housing and so pay rent for 48 weeks instead of 52 (/), the adjusted amount is shown in the table over the page.

Non-Dependant Deductions A non-dependant is an adult aged 18 or over living in your household who is not your husband, wife or partner, a child that you receive child benefit for or someone who is jointly liable to pay rent or council tax.

For example, a non-dependant is usually grown-up children, other relatives or friends. Who should read. All Housing Benefit (HB) staffAction.

For information. Revisions 4th revision. As part of the government’s response to CO changes have now been made to Universal Credit.

housing benefit non-dependant deduction table /20 Who is a non-dependant. A non-dependant is someone aged 18 years or over who lives with you. It does not include someone living in your home who has a legally enforceable agreement to pay rent to you or your landlord.

Examples of a non-dependant would be a son, a daughter or elderly relative. Non-dependant deductions. We normally reduce your Housing Benefit for every non-dependant in your home. We call this a ‘non-dependant deduction’. A deduction is made for each non-dependant.

The amount of deduction depends on their income and circumstances. The amounts are shown on our Non-Dependant Deductions page. Help with your rent. Most people that need help with their rent should claim Universal Credit (a few people can still claim Housing Benefit instead).

If you receive Housing Benefit or have housing costs included in your Universal Credit calculation, you might be able to claim extra help if you are suffering exceptional hardship (we call this Discretionary Housing Payments).

Any actual contribution towards housing costs is ignored. The amount varies according to the age and income of the non-dependant.

We will make a deduction for each non-dependant. Only one non-dependant deduction applies for non-dependant couples but. For all other non-dependants, a deduction of £ a week (from April ) is taken from your Housing Benefit award. If a deduction is being taken when it shouldn’t, or is being taken at the wrong rate, you could quickly find yourself struggling to pay your rent.

Housing Association or Housing Co-op tenant, if your landlord is a registered charity or if your tenancy started prior to 2 January If you are a Housing Association or Housing Co-op tenant you may be able to get Housing Benefit for the full amount of rent that you have to pay.

If you previously lived in a property as a non-dependant and then become responsible for paying rent at the same property, e.g. you become a joint tenant, then the council will have to look into whether this arrangement was set up to take advantage of the housing benefit scheme before deciding if you are eligible for housing benefit.

Description Paying for rented housing: non-dependant deductions from housing benefit FB2

Your Housing Benefit or Universal Credit housing costs are reduced because your benefit is capped; The rent you pay is considered too high for the property you live in; You are single, under 35 years of age and live in a one-bedroom flat or larger property; Deductions are made for a non-dependant.

The Housing Executive will only pay housing benefit on both properties if there’s no way you could have avoided this situation. rent book and information about where the tenancy deposit has been protected; The amount taken from your housing benefit is called a non-dependant deduction.

Deductions won’t be made if you or your partner. The government sets the amounts for the deduction. There are certain cases in which we will not make a deduction.

How your benefit is paid For council tenants. Your housing benefit will be paid directly into your rent account reducing the amount you have to pay. You will be sent details showing the new reduced amount you need to pay towards.

a non-dependant’s income changes giving you less support because a higher non- dependant deduction becomes effective; If you are not sure what you must tell us about, tell us anyway and we will let you know exactly how it will affect your claim.

Weekly Non-Dependant deductions. Housing benefit calculations are based on the rent and other charges you pay to your landlord. Not all types of charges are counted, and some may be limited. To work out the amount of rent you can get help with – your ‘eligible rent’ – the council looks at the amount of rent you pay.If you have a non-dependant living in your home, we normally reduce the amount of benefit and/or support you get; we call this a non-dependant deduction.

The deduction will be taken at source from your Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax support entitlement each week.Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction Information for people of working age low incomes pay their rent.

It is a national scheme managed by local councils. have a non-dependant living in your home. (A non-dependant is a person aged 18 or over, living in your home for example, an.