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People may be entitled to council tax benefit of up to 100% of the full amount, however the amount they actually get will depend on their income and savings, and whether there are other people living in the same house. Council tax benefit may be reduced if there are other people (e.g. friends, relatives) over eighteen living in the same house. These other people are referred to as non dependant. A person’s council tax benefit may be reduced for each non dependant living in their home. Non dependants are adults that normally share your accommodation but do not depend on you to support them financially (e.g. grown up sons and daughters that still live with you, other adult relatives or friends that live with you.) A person’s council tax benefit may be reduced for each non dependant living in their home. The reason for the reduction is that non dependants are expected to contribute towards council tax and a deduction is made from council tax benefit to take account of this. It is reduced by a set amount for each non-dependent person living in the house, the amount deducted varies according to the level of income the nondependent person has, and larger deductions are made when nondependants have higher incomes and are working full time. Non dependent people do not include, partners, children the claimant is receiving benefit for, people under eighteen years of age, those in full time education, and those on youth training schemes. No deductions for non dependants will be made if the claimant gets attendance allowance, the care part of disability living allowance, or if the claimant is registered blind. People who want more information can consult their local authority council tax office.











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Copyright (2007)