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As the licence holder, can I transfer my licence to someone who is eligible for a free over 75 licence?

Yes you can. The person in your home who is 74 first can apply for a free over 75 licence in their name.

Anyone aged 74 or over and receiving Pension Credit can apply for a free over 75 TV Licence. You can apply when you turn 74 and we’ll adjust your payments automatically.

Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they’re a couple and live at the same address.

If you or your partner don’t receive Pension Credit you’ll need to continue to pay for your licence.

More information about how to apply

If the person applying is 74

When they apply, they will need to need to tell us the household’s existing licence number so that we can transfer the licence if their application is accepted.

If they pay by card or cheque, they will receive a receipt which shows they are covered until their 75th birthday, which they should keep safe. We will automatically send out their free over 75 licence in the month of their 75th birthday if they are eligible for a free over 75 TV Licence.

If the person applying is 75

If the person applying is already 75 and receives Pension Credit, as the current licence holder you will be eligible for a refund on any full months left to run on your licence. If you pay by Direct Debit please don’t cancel your Direct Debit.

Once their application has been accepted and they have this licence, you can cancel your old licence and request a refund. This will make sure that your property isn’t unlicensed for a period of time.

Find out how to apply for a free over 75 TV Licence

See also:

I'm over 74 but the licence at my home is in someone else's name. Can I apply for a free over 75 licence?

 

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