TV licence concessions

April, 2013

Today it’s time for some more financial advice for the elderly and we turn our attention to certain TV licence concessions that your elderly friend or relative may be able to benefit from.

If someone uses any TV receiving device to watch any television programmes in real time they must have a valid TV licence. Equipment used to watch TV, and therefore require a licence, include television sets, set-top-box (Virgin, Sky etc.) computers and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets.

If you have an older loved one in your life pass on this information for the elderly as it may be they are currently paying for something they need not.

One is entitled to a TV licence concession if they are:

  • aged 75 or over – they’re entitled to a free licence.

  • registered as blind or severely sight impaired – they’re entitled to 50% off the licence fee

  • living in a care home – they may qualify for a discounted licence fee of £7.50.

Find out more about these concessions and how to apply by calling TV Licensing on 0300 790 6131 or visiting their official website here.

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