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What are preserved rights for an ARC concession?

If you live in sheltered accommodation which lost its Accommodation for Residential Care (ARC) concession after 1 June 1998, you may have preserved rights. This could mean you still qualify for an ARC concession. Preserved rights apply to existing occupants who:

  • are under 75; and
  • were covered by a full ARC licence on or after 1 June 1998 in that scheme.

The concession cannot be moved to another scheme.

If you are aged 75 or over and qualify for ARC preserved rights you will be eligible for a free TV licence, without needing to be in receipt of Pension Credit.

To find out more, please contact your warden or administrator.

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