What to do if you are blind (severely sight impaired)

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If you are registered blind (severely sight impaired) you can get a TV Licence for half of the usual cost.

And if you live with someone who is blind (severely sight impaired), you can still get a TV Licence for half the cost. Just make sure you apply for the licence in their name.

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How to get your reduced-fee TV Licence:

You will need to prove that you, or the person you are applying for, are blind (severely sight impaired).

So, when you send us your application form, please enclose a copy of one of the documents below (don’t send us the original documents):

  • CVI (Certificate of Visual Impairment)
  • BD8 Certificate
  • A certificate or document issued by a Local Authority that shows you are registered as blind (severely sight impaired)
  • A copy of a certificate from an Ophthalmologist (eye surgeon), stating that you are blind (severely sight impaired).

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Here’s what to do next:

1.  Once you’ve completed the form online, print it off.

2.  Put into one envelope:

  • your completed application form
  • a cheque to pay for the TV Licence
  • a copy of the document that proves you are blind (severely sight impaired)
  • your licence renewal notice, or your TV Licence number if you have a current licence.

3.  Post the envelope, with a stamp, to this address:

TV Licensing
Blind Concession Group
Darlington
DL98 1TL

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Do you need any more help? You can talk to one of our advisers on 0300 790 6114*.

*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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