TV Licenses for over 75s
(14 July 2020 12:00 am)
Charges for the TV Licence come in on the 1st August 2020 except for those on pension credits or registered severely sight impaired (SSI). Note, people registered sight impaired (SI) do not qualify.
Who will pay from 1 August?
When the rule change comes in, free TV licenses will only be available for over-75s who receive pension credit.
More than three million households will be asked to start paying the £157.50 fee from the 1st August.
TV Licensing will soon be writing directly to over 75s customers with clear guidance, highlighting that no one will need to take immediate action, or leave their home, to claim a free TV Licence or to pay for one.
Information about how those receiving Pension Credit can apply for a free licence and the payment options that will be available for those who will need to buy a licence will be sent to customers from next month according to the BBC. No one will be expected to pay for a new licence until they have been contacted by letter from TV Licensing and they will be given plenty of time to set up their new licence.
Around 1.5 million people claim pension credit and of those, the BBC says 450,000 have already applied for a free licence.