Who qualifies for free TV Licence?

Who qualifies for free TV Licence?

If you are aged 74 or over, you could be entitled to a free licence. Anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit is eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple.

Who is exempt from TV Licence in UK?

People who are aged 75 or over and receive Pension Credit. People who are blind (severely sight impaired). People who live in qualifying residential care and are disabled or over 60 and retired. For businesses that provide units of overnight accommodation, for example, hotels and mobile units.

Can my child use my TV Licence at uni?

Your parents’ TV Licence won’t cover you while you’re away at university. There is just one exception to this rule. However, you must not install the device (e.g. plug it into the mains) when using it to receive TV.

How do I avoid paying TV Licence?

Only watch catch-up TV? You DON’T have to pay (unless you’re watching BBC iPlayer) If you never watch the BBC and only watch TV using other channels’ catch-up services, it’s possible to ditch the TV licence legally and save yourself £159 a year, no matter which device you’re watching on.

Can I get a free TV Licence if I get attendance allowance?

Pension Credit aims to make sure everyone of qualifying age has a certain amount of income every week. It’s important to note that things like Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance are not included as ‘income’ for this purpose.

Do I have to pay TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

Do I need a TV Licence to watch streaming services like Netflix, Amazon or Now TV? You don’t need a TV Licence if you only ever use online services to watch on demand or catch up programmes, except if you’re watching BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.

Is TV Licence free for students?

Do students receive a discount? There is no separate student TV Licence or a student discount. But if you don’t need your licence for the full 12 months, you can apply for a refund for any unused months.

How old do you have to be to get free TV licence?

In August 2020, the BBC introduced a new scheme that offers some over 75 households a free TV Licence. You can get a free TV Licence if: You, as the licence holder, are 75 years or older AND you, or your partner living at the same address, receive Pension Credit. Don’t receive Pension Credit? Pay for your TV Licence

Do you still get free TV licence if you have pension?

On 1 August 2020 the BBC announced TV licences would no longer be free for those over 75. However, if you claim Pension Credit you’ll still be entitled to a free TV licence. How do I claim my TV licence discount? If you’re 75 years old and receive Pension Credit, you need to apply for a free TV licence as it’s not given out automatically.

When does the Free TV Licence scheme end?

The free TV Licence scheme for people aged 75 and over ended on the 31st of July 2020, if you claim Pension Credit you are still able to get a free TV Licence. Do we have to pay TV Licence by law? It’s illegal to watch BBC iPlayer or watch or record live TV from any channel without a TV Licence.

Do you need a TV licence to watch the BBC?

You need to be covered by a TV Licence, including a free over 75 TV Licence, to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel, or to download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. This applies to any device and provider you use.

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