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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Housing benefit help
My youngest son is leaving full time education and has a part time job 10 hours a week will they make a deduction for him? he is twenty

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  • daimondedaimonde Forumite
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    yes, unless one of these apply...

    Non-dependant deduction not due
    5.503 The circumstances when no deduction is made differ between HB and CTB.
    Housing Benefit
    5.504 A non-dependant deduction is not made in the following circumstances
    • claimant or their partner is
    - blind or treated as blind, and is or was registered as blind by the LA, or
    - receiving
    ~ the care component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) at any rate, or
    ~ Attendance Allowance (AA)
    • non-dependant is
    - living or staying with the claimant but, in the LA’s opinion, the non-dependant’s normal
    home is elsewhere, see Deciding the non-dependant’s normal home below
    - receiving a Youth Training allowance paid in connection with a Youth Training Scheme,
    eg YTS or Work-based Learning for Young Adults courses
    - a full-time student. For the definition of full-time student, see C2 Student claims later
    in this manual. Normal rules apply during the summer vacation if the student is in
    remunerative work
    - aged 16 or 17 years
    - a hospital in-patient for more than 52 weeks
    - a prisoner
    - aged less than 25 and receives IS, JSA(IB) or the assessment phase of ESA(IR)


    Depending on how much they earn, as the work is below 16hrs a week they may be entitled to JSA which as above, would mean no deduction.

    Otherwise, presuming they earn under £124pw the HB deduction would be £11.45pw
    worked for DWP & Local Authorities in Benefits for 20years+ ....not sure why mind you.
  • CAB_Wyre_Forest_representativeCAB_Wyre_Forest_representative Organisation Representatives - Private Messages may not be monitored
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    geminilady wrote: »
    My youngest son is leaving full time education and has a part time job 10 hours a week will they make a deduction for him? he is twenty
    Yes in principle. It would not apply if your son were disabled or if he is in receipt of income support, income-based jobseeker's allowance or income-related employment and support allowance (ESA). Current rate of deduction for a low earner is £11.45 pw.
    Official CAB Representative
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