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

Over 75 free licences

From 1 April 2018 if you are over 75 you are entitled to a free TV Licence for your main address.

If you were over 75 on 1 April 2018, we’ll automatically send you a free licence when your current licence expires.

If you turn 75 after 1 April 2018 or were already over 75 and unlicensed, you can apply for a free TV Licence.

For any queries, please call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6117*.

Other concessions

You can also contact Isle of Man Social Security to claim against the full cost of your TV Licence or get a reduced cost licence if you are a pensioner under 75 (and your partner if you have one is also under 75) and one of you gets Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

For more information:

Jersey

You can claim the full cost of your TV Licence if you are, or someone you permanently live with, is aged 75 years or over and on a low income. Please call the Jersey Social Security Department on 01534 445505.

Over 75 TV Licence information on www.gov.je (opens in a new window)

Guernsey

From 1 September 2016, you may be eligible for a free TV Licence or to claim the full cost of your TV Licence if you meet certain conditions.

  • If you were 75 before 1 September 2016 you can apply for a free TV Licence. Please call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6117* (or 0300 555 0286* if you pay for your licence using a TV Licensing payment card or savings card).
  • If you already have a free over 75 TV Licence, it will continue to cover you and will be renewed automatically.
  • If you're 65 or over and getting income related (supplementary) benefits you may be eligible to claim the full cost of your TV Licence. Please contact Guernsey Social Services on 01481 732 500.

If you don't meet these conditions you’ll need to buy a licence if you need one.

Find out how you can pay for a TV Licence.

Sark

There is no free over 75 or short term TV Licence or government reimbursement scheme.

Find out how you can pay for a TV Licence.

*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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