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Free TV licences for people 75 or over

​Who qualifies for a free television licence

You may qualify for a free TV licence if:

  • you’re aged 75 or over
  • your income is below:
    • £20,000 for a single person
    • £32,050 for a married couple, a civil partnership or cohabiting couple
  • you live in a house or a flat

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

When to apply

You can apply for a free TV licence from the date your turn 75 years old.

How to apply

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

Free TV licence for people aged over 75

To complete the form, you'll need your ‘notice of renewal’ for a TV licence or your actual TV licence.

You can either:

  • upload these items when you complete the form
  • send them to us in the post
  • drop them into the secure post box outside Customer and Local Services

If you do not 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 cannot complete the form yourself, you can ask someone to complete it for you. You can also contact us for support.

Once your application is approved

The BBC licencing authority will send you your new free TV licence automatically. 

Each year moving forward, you'll automatically receive a new free TV licence. You will not need to make any more claims.

If you have already paid towards your current TV licence and you're now eligible for the free TV licence, then the BBC licencing authorities will refund you the difference directly.

Appealing a decision

If your application for a free TV licence is rejected and you want to appeal you can call us on +44 (0) 1534 444444 or email

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