Living with others
If you have friends, relatives or anyone over 18 living in your home, you may receive less benefit.
These people are called 'non-dependants' and a set amount may be taken out of your benefit each week for each non-dependant who lives in your home.
Non-dependants do not include:
- your partner
- a child you get Child Benefit for
- people under 18 years old
- people in full-time education
No money will be taken out of your benefit for non-dependants if:
- you get Attendance Allowance
- you get the care part of Disability Living Allowance
- you get the daily living component of Personal Independence Payment
- you are registered blind
- the non-dependant is a paid carer provided by a charitable or voluntary body
- the non-dependant is under 25 years old, and on Income Support, Income based Jobseeker's Allowance or income-related Employment and Support Allowance
- the non-dependant is on state pension credit