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Free TV licences for people 75 or over

Who is eligible for a free television licence 

You are likely to qualify for a free TV licence if:

  • you’re 75 or over
  • your income is below:
  • £16,070 for a single person or 
  • £26,170 for a couple 
  • you live in a house or a flat 

If you’re under 75 but permanently live with someone who qualifies, you can claim a free TV licence on their behalf. 

2020 Television Licences

If you've received a Television Licence with an expiry date of 31 May 2020, we are working with the BBC to arrange a new licence to be issued. You don't need to take any further action.

When to apply

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

Part payments are not possible under the scheme. This means if you turn 75 six months before your licence is up for renewal, we can’t cover these six months. We can only cover you from when your licence is up for renewal. 

How to apply

Complete the application form below to apply for a free TV licence.

Free TV licence for people over 75

If this is your first time applying for a rebate, or if you wish to claim a refund for a licence you have paid for, you need to send us one of the following:

  • your ‘notice of renewal’ for a TV licence
  • your actual TV licence
  • your stamped receipt confirming that the fee has been paid 

You can either:

  • upload these items when you complete the above form
  • bring them into Customer and Local Services
  • send them to us in the post

If you don't receive an old age pension, we may ask to see your birth certificate. We can only accept original certificates or certified copies, confirming an approved authority has seen the original document.

If you can't complete the form yourself, you can ask somebody to complete it for you, contact us to help, or pop into the department.

How your TV licence is paid

We can pay your television licence in the following 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 (they will send your renewed or new licence to you)

If you've purchased TV licence savings stamps

If you've already saved up to cover future costs of your licence on a television licence savings stamp card, you should:

  • write to the TV Licensing Authority to ask for a refund
  • send your card by special delivery to the TV Licensing Authority and they will send you payment worth the same amount as the stamps you have collected

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

TV Licensing Authority address

TV Licensing
DL98 1TL

Appealing a decision

If your application for a free television licence has been rejected and you want to appeal, contact us and we’ll advise you on the appeal process. 

Email Customer and Local Services

Call us on +44 (0) 1534 444444. 

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