Concessions

If you have a non-dependant living with you such as an adult son, daughter, relative or friend, we will take fixed amounts from your housing benefit. This is based on the gross weekly income of the non-dependant and the amounts are given below.

We take deductions regardless of whether the non-dependant contributes to your household or not.

CircumstancesWeekly
Person aged at least 25 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR) £16.45
Person aged at least 25 years receiving UC – no earned income £16.45
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR)(assessment phase) Nil
Person aged 18 to 24 years receiving ESA(IR)(main phase) £16.45
Person aged 18 to 24 years or less receiving universal credit – no earned income Nil
Person aged at least 18 years not in remunerative work and not receiving IS/JSA(IB)/ESA(IR) £16.45
Person receiving Pension Credit Nil
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £153.99 or less – with or without UC £16.45
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £154 to £223.99 - with or without UC £37.80
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £224 to £291.99 - with or without UC £51.85
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £292 to £388.99 - with or without UC £84.85
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £389 to £483.99 - with or without UC £96.60
Person aged at least 18 years in remunerative work receiving gross weekly income of £484 or more - with or without UC £106.05
Person aged less than 18 years - whether in remunerative work or not Nil