A non-dependant is any person over the age of 18 years, who normally lives you other than you partner, dependant child, joint tenant or a sub-tenant.
The Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction rules assume that non-dependants make a contribution to household costs whether they do or not. Fixed levels of deduction are made from Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction regardless of how much a non-dependant contributes. The level of deduction depends upon the non-dependants circumstances, for example age and income.
For information on the amount of non-dependant deduction that may be applied to your claim please contact the Benefit Team on 01594 812531