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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Free TV licences for people over 75

About Jersey Television Licence Scheme

If you're 75 or over on the date specified on the renewal notice and you meet certain conditions, you can get a free TV licence for your main home. 

The scheme also provides for people below the age of 75 to claim the benefit if they have someone​ aged 75 or above permanently living with them and that person meets the necessary conditions. 

Eligibility criteria

You are likely to qualify if:

  • you're 75 or over
  • your income is below
              - £16,070 for a single person and
              - £26,170 for a couple
  • you live in a domestic household

When to apply

You can apply when your licence comes up for renewal after your 75th birthday.

Part payments are not possible under the scheme.

How to apply

You can get an application form from either the main reception or the Pension Zone at Social Security. We can also send a form to you if you call us and request one, or you can download the form below.

Y​ou should complete the application form and return it to us along with either:

  • the ‘Notice of Renewal’ for a TV licence or
  • your actual TV licence or the stamped receipt confirming that the fee has been paid

If you don't receive an old age pension,​ we may ask to see your birth certificate.

If you can't complete the application form yourself, you can ask somebody to complete it for you.

Download TV licence application form (size 109kb)

How the television licence is paid

We can pay your television licence in two ways.

If you've already paid the licence, we can pay you directly into your bank account.

If you haven't yet paid your licence, we can pay the BBC directly and then they will send your renewed or new licence to you.

If you've already purchased stamps for my licence

If you've already saved up to cover future costs of your licence on a television licence savings stamp card, you should write directly to the TV Licensing Authority.  

You should send your card by special delivery to the TV Licensing Authority who will send you payment to the value of the stamps you have collected.

You can't exchange your stamped card for cash at a local post office branch.

Appealing a decision

If your application for a free television licence has been disallowed and you want to appeal, you should contact us and we will advise you on the appeal process. ​

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