How do I apply for a free over 75 TV Licence?

The government funded, free over 75 TV Licence scheme is being replaced on 1 June 2020.

Once you or someone you live with are over 74 you are eligible to apply for the over 75 free licence for your household.

Please remember that you don’t automatically get an over 75 TV Licence on your 75th birthday. You have to apply for one. We recommend you do this when you’re 74 years old, as it will make getting your over 75 TV Licence much simpler when you’re 75.

When you apply, please don’t change or cancel your current payment method. You still need to pay for your TV Licence until your 75th birthday. If we cancel your Direct Debit after your 75th birthday – and you end up overpaying – we will refund you for the difference.

Your over 75 application guide in PDF format (44 Kb opens in a new window)

About the over 75 TV Licence and how to apply


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