If you are blind (severely sight impaired) and can provide the appropriate evidence, you are eligible to apply for a 50% concession. Your licence will also cover anyone who lives with you. If you are partially sighted (sight impaired) you are not eligible.
You need to be covered by a 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, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/Blu-ray/VHS recorder.
A blind concession TV Licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white TV Licence.
Please provide us with a photocopy of ONE of these documents, to confirm that you’re certified as either blind or severely sight impaired:
You won’t need to provide this information again when you renew your TV Licence.
People who are partially sighted (sight impaired) do not qualify for a 50% blind concession.
You can also benefit from the blind concession TV Licence. You just need to transfer the licence to the name of the blind person. To do this please fill in the form online and provide the existing TV Licence number at the address. You’ll need to print the completed form.
Please fill in the form online. You’ll need to print the completed form.
Then post documents that prove you’re certified as blind (severely sight impaired)
Please send your completed form, cheque payment and a photocopy of your local authority document or ophthalmologist’s certificate to:
Blind Concession Group
Please include either your licence renewal notice or TV Licence number if you have a current TV Licence.
Provided that it can't display TV programmes.
Please fill in the online refund form and we'll refund you the difference.
Please note that we can only offer refunds for TV Licences bought after 1 April 2000, when the blind concession was introduced. You’ll need proof that you were certified as blind (severely sight impaired) when you bought the licence.
Ask for your licence in Braille, large print or audio.