Can I get a free over 75 TV Licence or short term licence if I live in the Isle of Man, Jersey, Guernsey or Sark?

Isle of Man

The law changed on 1 September 2016 and free over 75 TV Licences are no longer available in the Isle of Man. If you already have a free over 75 TV Licence, it will cover you until the expiry date shown. If you are 75 or over and need a TV Licence, you need to buy one.

However, from 1 December 2016, if you are aged 75 or over you can claim the full cost of your TV Licence from the Isle of Man Social Security Division.

You can also get a TV Licence payment if you or your partner have reached state pension age and meet certain conditions. Please see the link and telephone number below for more details.

You can claim a TV Licence payment at any time in the 3-month period beginning 1 month before the date your TV Licence is due for renewal and ending 2 months after the renewal date.

If you are aged 75 and over and have paid for a TV Licence which began on any day between 1 September 2016 and 30 November 2016, you have until 31 January 2017 to make a claim to the Isle of Man Social Security Division for the full cost of your TV Licence.


You can apply for a free over 75 TV Licence if you’re aged 75 years or over and you’re on a low income. Please call the Jersey Social Security Department on 01534 445505.


You may be able to apply for a free over 75 or short term TV Licence if you are receiving income support. To do this call 0300 790 6117* (or 0300 555 0286* if you pay for your licence using a TV Licensing payment card or savings card).

If you are 65 or over and receiving state benefits you may also be eligible to claim a free TV Licence. Please call Guernsey Social Security Department on 01481 732 539.

If you already have a free over 75 TV Licence, it will continue to cover you and will be renewed automatically.

If you are already over 75 and do not have a TV Licence or for all other over 75 licence queries, call us on 0300 790 6117*.


There is no free over 75 TV Licence for over 75 year olds and no short term TV Licence for 74 year olds.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes with your mobile, calls to an 0300 number will be included.

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