How Do I Claim My Free TV Licence?

How do I claim my free 75 TV Licence?

Anyone aged 75 or older is entitled to a free TV Licence.

It’s quick and easy to apply either online at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/over75 or by calling 0300 790 6073.

The free licence is not granted automatically so those who are eligible need to make sure they remember to apply and get in touch with TV Licensing directly..

How do you get exempt from TV Licence?

Telling us you don’t need a TV Licencewatch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel.watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.)download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Do you need a TV Licence for BritBox?

Currently you need a TV licence to watch any BBC content, whether live or on catch-up, on its own iPlayer service. However, you won’t need a TV licence to watch any of the content on BritBox.

What is happening to free TV Licence?

From 1 August 2020 you will no longer receive a free TV licence if you’re over 75, unless you receive Pension Credit. However, if you had a free TV licence on 31 July 2020, don’t worry. You’ll receive a letter about what to do next and until then you don’t have to do anything, you’re still covered.

Who qualifies for a free TV Licence?

You can get a free TV licence if you’re 75 or over and a discount if you’re blind or in residential care. You can also get a short-term licence if you’re 74. It’s valid until the end of the month before your 75th birthday.

Will over 75 have to pay for TV Licence?

TV Licensing customers over 75 will remain covered by a free TV licence until 31 May 2020. … Over 1.5 million households with residents aged over 75 could receive free TV Licences funded by the BBC if they receive Pension Credit.

Can I refuse to pay TV Licence?

If you don’t pay you could face a £1,000 fine Watching ‘live TV’ without a licence is against the law. TV Licensing has enforcement officers that carry out checks. … You cannot be imprisoned for TV licence evasion in itself, although you can be imprisoned for non-payment of a fine imposed by the court.

What powers do TV Licence inspectors have?

It is also worth bearing in mind that TV Licence Inspectors have no power to enter your home, unless a specific warrant to enter has been obtained prior to their visit. You will notice, if they ever visit, that they will present you with a letter, rather than try to gain entry.

What channels can I watch without a TV Licence?

Without a licence, you can legally watch:Netflix.YouTube.Amazon Prime.DVDs/Blurays.Non-BBC catch-up including ITV Player, Channel 4 on-demand, as long as it’s NOT live.

Who needs a TV Licence UK?

The law says you need to be covered by a TV Licence to: watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel. watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.) download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer.

Who gets a free TV Licence in Ireland?

If you are aged over 70, you can get a TV licence free as part of the Household Benefits Package. Some people under 70 may also qualify for the Household Benefits Package and a free licence. If you qualify, you become eligible for a free licence from the next renewal date of your existing licence.

Can I get a refund on my TV Licence?

You can apply for a refund up to 14 days before the date you no longer need the TV Licence. If your licence has already expired, you can apply if less than two years have passed since the expiry date.

How do I know if I am getting pension credit?

It’s easy to check if you could get it – phone the pension credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 or use the free online Government tool. You can also use our 10-minute universal credit and benefits calculator to check on both pension credit eligibility and whether it’s likely you could get other benefits.

How do I claim a free TV Licence?

If you think you’re eligible for a free licence but have not held one before, call 0300 790 6117 and speak to one of our advisors to request an application form. (Our lines are open between 8.30am and 6.30pm, from Monday to Friday.) Once you receive your application form, you’ll need to complete and return it.

Do pensioners still get a free TV Licence?

The free TV licence for over 75s is now means-tested and will be available to people who receive Pension Credit. To apply or continue to get a free licence, you will need to; be over 75 years-old (you can apply from aged 74) provide evidence that you are in receipt of Pension credit.

Can I get discount on my TV Licence?

You can get 50% off the cost of your TV licence if either: you’re registered blind or severely sight impaired. you live with someone who is registered blind or severely sight impaired.

Do I need a TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch subscription services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV? You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use these services to watch on demand or catch up programmes except if you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. … Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.