Previous non-dependant and fuel deductions rates

A 'non-dependant' is someone who normally lives with you such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend. Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support is reduced for each non-dependant living in your home. Find out more about non-dependant benefit deductions.

The following are the rates for previous years in relation to 'non-dependant deductions' and 'fuel deductions'.

Housing Benefit

Non-dependant deductions 2014/15 Weekly amount 2015/16 Weekly amount
Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA(IB), or aged 18 or over and not in remunerative work £14.15 £14.55
In receipt of main phase ESA (IR) £14.15 £14.55
Aged 16 to 18, any income Nil Nil
Aged under 25 and on IS, JSA(IB), or ESA(IR) assessment phase Nil Nil
In receipt of Pension Credit Nil Nil
Not in receipt of main phase ESA (IR) rate Nil Nil
Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:    
- gross income less than £128.00 £14.15 £14.55
- gross income between £128.00 and £188.00 £32.45 £33.40
- gross income between £188.00 and £245.00 £44.55 £45.85
- gross income between £245.00 and £326.00 £72.95 £75.05
- gross income between £326.00 but less than £406.00 £83.05 £85.45
- gross income over £406.00 £91.15 £93.80

Local Council Tax Support

Non-dependant deductions 2014/15 Weekly amount 2015/16 Weekly amount
In receipt of state Pension Credit or in receipt of IS, JSA(IB), or ESA (IR) Nil Nil
Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:    
- gross income greater than £406.00 £11.25 £11.25
- gross income between £326.00 and £245.00 £9.40 £9.40
- gross income between £245.00 and £188.00 £7.45 £7.45
- gross income less than £188.00 £3.70 £3.70
Others aged 18 or over £3.70 £3.70

Fuel deductions

Deductions for ineligible fuel charges

The rates for statutory fuel deductions are shown below. Housing benefit cannot help with the items listed below if they are included in your rent and will be deducted from the rent used to work out your housing benef.

Service charges deducted for fuel 2014/15 Weekly amount 2015/16 Weekly amount
Heating >£27.55 >£28.80
Hot water £3.20 £3.35
Lighting £2.20 £2.30
Cooking £3.20 £3.35
All fuel £36.15 £37.80
Fuel charges for one room 2013/14 Weekly amount 2014/15 Weekly amount
Heating and hot water and/or lighting £16.48 £17.23
Cooking £3.20 £3.35

Ineligible for meals

Three or more meals a day 2014/15 Weekly amount 2015/16 Weekly amount
Single claimant £26.55 £26.85
Each person in family aged 16 or over £26.55 £26.85
Each child under 16 £13.45 £13.60

 

Less than 3 meals a day 2014/15 Weekly amount 2015/16 Weekly amount
Single claimant £17.65 £17.85
Each person in family aged 16 or over £17.65 £17.85
Each child under 16 £8.90 £9.00
Breakfast only – claimant and each member of family £3.25 £3.30

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