As of 1st August 2020, there will be a new TV Licence scheme for over 75’s. At present the TV Licence is free to all over 75’s, however, with the new scheme, you will only be eligible if the licence holder is over 75 years of age and if they, or a member of the household, are in receipt of Pension Credit.
If you do not meet the criteria, you will now have to pay for your TV Licence.
The new TV Licence scheme can be applied for if you are 74 years of age and will come into effect upon your 75th birthday.
Blind (severely sight impaired) TV License
If you are registered as Severely Sight Impaired (Blind) you are eligible to apply for a 50% reduction in your TV Licence fee. This discount also covers anyone who lives with you. To receive the discount, you must be able to provide evidence of your registration.
This discount does not apply to those who are registered Sight Impaired (partially sighted).
If you have any questions regarding the upcoming changes to the TV Licence scheme please contact the TV Licensing Contact Centre on 0300 790 6165.
If you require proof of your Severely Sight Impaired registration, please contact seescape on 01592 644 979.