Pensioners may be eligible for a free television license from the BBC if they act quickly.
If they act quickly, retirees may be eligible for a free television license from the BBC.
PENSIONERS in the UK may be eligible for a free BBC television license if they meet certain criteria.
Pension Credit recipients who are 75 years old or older will be eligible for a free television license from the public broadcaster.
If you want to watch or record live TV on any of your devices, you must have a TV license.
It’s also required to download or watch any BBC shows on iPlayer, whether live, on demand, or via catch up.
A television license costs £159 for both homes and businesses (£53.50 for black and white TV sets).
A single TV license covers all devices for a single property, including television sets, PCs, laptops, cellphones, and tablets.
A television license is not required to watch non-BBC programmes via catch-up services or to stream non-live video from certain streaming providers, such as Netflix.
Only people aged 75 and up who receive Pension Credit are eligible for free TV licenses at the moment.
If one person in a household receives Pension Credit, the entire household is eligible for the “freebie” benefit.
According to the TV Licensing website, anyone who believes they are eligible for a free television license should call 0300 790 6117 if they do not already have one.
Applicants can call this number to speak with a TV Licensing consultant and request an application form.
The process of receiving a free license after submitting an application may take a few weeks.
All potential applicants must be receiving Pension Credit or have a partner who is.
“You will need to continue to pay for your licence if you or your partner do not receive Pension Credit,” TV Licensing states on its website.
“If you live in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, you may be subject to different conditions.”
“We recommend that you apply for a free over 75 TV license at the age of 74.”
Things become a lot easier when you reach the age of 75.
“If your application is approved, you will be required to pay for your TV license until you reach the age of 75.” As a result, please do not change or cancel your current payment method.”
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