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We call people who are aged 18 or over and usually resident in your household, a 'non-dependant'.
When we calculate your benefit or support entitlement, we will take into account the circumstances of you, your partner, your children and your non-dependants. Therefore, we need to know the circumstances of your non-dependants and you will need to provide evidence of their income if they have any.
Non-dependants are expected (by the government) to contribute towards rent and council tax. Therefore, depending on the non-dependant’s income, we will take a deduction from the amount of rent and council tax you pay, before awarding benefit. The deduction will vary according to the amount of income your non-dependant receives.
You will need to provide proof of the income your non-dependant receives. See the checklist in related documents for information about the proof needed.