If anyone over 18 years old (apart from a partner) lives with you and does not reply on you for financial support, they are referred to as a 'non-dependant'. Living with a non-dependant can affect your benefits.
Non-dependants are people who share your accommodation but are not dependent on you for financial help. They could include grown-up sons or daughters and elderly relatives.
Boarders, sub-tenants and joint tenants are not non-dependants.
No. Non-dependants cannot claim Housing Benefit for any payments they make to you.
Depending on their circumstances and income, you may have some money deducted. Any deductions are not related to what the non-dependant pays to you. They are fixed sums based on the non-dependant's gross weekly income, and are made even if he or she does not actually give you any money to make up for the reduction.
Yes. No deductions are made if you or your partner is:
No deductions are made if the non-dependant is:
Updated: 6 July 2020