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Applied to Benefits in the UK for 2014/2015

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This page gives the deductions and dependency increases for the year April 2013 to 2014 and April 2014 to 2015 applied to benefits, allowances and work in the UK. These amounts are determined by the Department of Work and Pensions.

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Non-dependant deductions

People who normally share your accommodation but are not dependent on you for financial support are known as non-dependants. Others who live with you as a family and any children you have fostered do not count as non-dependants.

Any non-dependants who normally share your accommodation could affect the amount of Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you get whether or not you are also getting Income Support, income-based JSA or Pension Credit.

In the June 2010 Budget, the Chancellor announced that the amount of Non-Dependant Deductions ( or NDDs) would be increased over the following three years to match the level they would have been had they not been frozen since April 2001. Restoring the level is intended to mean a fairer deal for taxpayers and provide an expectation that adults make a reasonable contribution towards their housing costs.

So, in the third and final of these uprating rounds to achieve this, both NDD rates and income bandwiths were increased from April 2013 by an average of 19%. The increase from the 1st April 2014 will be inline with other changes to Social Security increases

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Non-dependant Deductions

2013/14 (£) Weekly

2014/15 (£) Weekly

 

In receipt of state Pension Credit or in receipt of IS, JSA(IB), or ESA (IR)

Nil

Nil

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work:

 

 

gross income greater than £406.00

10.95

11.25

gross income between £326.00 and £245.00

9.15

9.40

gross income between £245.00 and £188.00

6.55

7.45 

gross income less than £188.00

3.65

3.70

Others aged 18 or over

3.65

3.70

Fuel deductions – deductions for ineligible fuel charges

The new rates for statutory fuel deductions are shown below. HB cannot help
with the items listed below if they are included in your rent and will be deducted
from the rent used to work out your HB.

Service charges deducted for fuel

2013/14
(£ Weekly

2014/15 (£)Weekly

Heating

25.60

27.55

Hot water

2.95

3.20

Lighting

2.05

2.20

Cooking

2.95

3.20

All fuel

33.55

36.15

Fuel charges for one room

 

 

Heating and hot water and/or lighting

15.30

16.48

Cooking

2.95

3.20

Amounts ineligible for meals

Three or more meals a day

 

 

Single claimant

25.85

26.55

Each person in family aged 16 or over

25.85

26.55

Each child under 16

13.10

13.45

Less than 3 meals a day

 

 

Single claimant

17.20

   17.65

Each person in family aged 16 or over

17.20

   17.65

Each child under 16

8.65

   8.90

Breakfast only – claimant and each member of family

3.15

   3.25

Housing Benefit

Non-dependant Deductions

2013/14 (£) Weekly

2014/15 (£) Weekly

Aged 25 or over and on IS/JSA(IB), or aged 18 or
over and not in remunerative work

13.60

14.15

In receipt of main phase ESA (IR)

13.60

14.15 

Aged 16 to 18, any income Nil Nil
Aged under 25 and on IS, JSA(IB), or ESA(IR) assessment phase Nil Nil

In receipt of Pension Credit

Nil

Nil

Not in receipt of main phase ESA (IR) rate

Nil

Nil

Aged 18 or over and in remunerative work

 

 

gross income less than £128.00

13.60

14.15

gross income between £128.00 and  £188.00

31.25

32.45 

gross income between £188.00 and  £245.00

42.90

44.55

gross income between £245.00 and  £326.00

70.20

72.95

gross income between £326.00 but less than £406.00

79.95

83.05 

gross income over £406.00

87.75

    91.15

Exceptions and special rules may appy to deductions for non-dependants if you or your partner:

No deductions are made if the non-dependant:

Special rules apply to delay the deduction for those aged 65 or over:

The deduction starts 26 weeks after the non-dependant moved in or 26 weeks from their change in circumstances.

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