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    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 15th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
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    housing benefit for non dependent couples
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:58 PM
    housing benefit for non dependent couples 15th Jun 17 at 2:58 PM
    just wondering how housing benefit is worked out for non dependent couples.
    is based on individual earnings or do they add them together and take the highest amount.
    each earn about £260 per week

    thanks
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    • theartfullodger
    • By theartfullodger 15th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:21 PM
    Is this non-dependent couple living together in the same household? (Presumably) And on the same, joint&several, tenancy? Is it a tenancy with a private landlord (one set of calculations) or council or housing association (or other type of landlord...) please?
    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 15th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 3:52 PM
    just wondering how housing benefit is worked out for non dependent couples.
    is based on individual earnings or do they add them together and take the highest amount.
    each earn about £260 per week
    Originally posted by squizz11
    do you mean 2 people that are not in a relationship but are renting somewhere together...brother and sister/parent and adult child/friends
    or a couple in a relationship that currently keep their finances separate?
    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 15th Jun 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:58 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:58 PM
    they are living with parents in a private rental. part housing benefit given to parents as the husband works
    • nannytone
    • By nannytone 15th Jun 17, 6:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:06 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:06 PM
    are they names on the tenancy?
    or is the tenancy in the parents name and they live with the parents?

    you ned to clarify what you mean by 'non dependant couple'

    do you mean they are non dependantts of the parents but they are a couple?
    • ceecee1
    • By ceecee1 15th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 6:59 PM
    Do you mean - the parents claim part housing benefit because the father works and then there is a non-dependant deduction from the benefit award because of the other 2 adults (child and partner) living in the property ?
    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 15th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
    For a non dep couple their gross income (income before tax ni contributions etc) is added together and one non dep deduction is taken.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 15th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 10:01 PM
    this is what we thought , as they are both full time it should be the max deduction which is about £95
    • Housing Benefit Officer
    • By Housing Benefit Officer 16th Jun 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:00 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 9:00 PM
    Are the housing benefit claimants pensioners? If so there is no non dep deduction for 6 months.
    These are my own views and you should seek advice from your local Benefits Department or CAB.
    • squizz11
    • By squizz11 16th Jun 17, 10:37 PM
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    no they are not. husband works full time , wife is carer for 2 autistic children. Eldest son has moved back in from uni , girlfriend moved in as well both working
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