Those eligible will need to be over 75 and one of the following:
receiving Pension Credit
living at the same address as someone who is receiving Pension Credit
If you’re not currently claiming Pension Credit, it may be worth checking if you’re able to. In 2019, the charity Independent Age said 1.3 million people in the UK were missing out on Pension Credit payments they were entitled to.
TV Licensing will contact you by letter when it’s time to renew your TV Licence and explain your options.
If you’re currently covered by an over-75 TV Licence and you meet the new eligibility criteria, you can apply for your free TV Licence.
If you, or someone who lives at your address, are eligible for Pension Credit, but don’t currently claim it, you’ll have to set this up first.
See how to apply:
If you’re blind or severely vision impaired, you may be eligible for a 50% concession. This will cover anyone who lives with you.
If you meet the eligibility criteria for a free TV Licence and you’re currently paying, a refund will be considered as part of your application for the free TV Licence.
If you’re not eligible for a free TV Licence, you’ll need to pay for it.
Find out more about how much a TV Licence costs.