about other people »
|What is meant by "other
|This means someone
aged over 18 who lives in your home who is not one of your dependents
(in other words not one of your school age children or your partner).
|Often this is a
grown-up child, other relative or a friend.
|To be counted they
must actually live in your home, so someone visiting for a while
would not count - so long as they had their own address somewhere
|If you rent lodgings
or you are a boarder, do not count the landlord or their
|If you have a lodger
or a boarder in your household, don't count them either.
The income you get from them is counted separately.
|Do not count Joint
Tenants. A joint tenant is someone who has their own tenancy
for part of the house or flat you live in. This can often be
someone renting another part of the house - or someone who is
a flat sharer. They only count as a joint tenant if they have
their own separate tenancy agreement.
|What is "Gross"
|This means their
income before any deductions for Tax, National Insurance or anything
|Why is this information
|If someone lives
in your household it is expected that they pay a certain amount
towards the rent and Council Tax. It does not matter whether
they actually pay you anything. Its just assumed they can contribute
Benefit and Council Tax Benefit these other people are know as