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 on the licence. If you are 75 or over and need a TV Licence, you need to buy one.

However, from 1 December 2016, you can claim the full cost of your TV Licence from Isle of Man Social Security if you or your partner

  • are aged over 75
    or
  • have reached state pension age and are getting Income Support or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance.

For more information call the Isle of Man Social Security on 01624 687020, or ask at your local post office or social security office.

Find out how you can pay for a TV Licence.

 
When can I apply?

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.

What if I live in sheltered housing or in a care home?

You may still be able to apply. Please call the Isle of Man Social Security on 01624 687020 to find out more.

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’re over 65 but were under 75 on 1 September 2016 and do not receive income related benefits 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.

General information about TV Licensing is available in other languages: