Free TV Licences for the over 75’s
There are not too many advantages of getting older but one is that the anyone aged over 75 is entitled to a free TV licence.
If you or someone you care for is currently 74 and the TV licence is due to be renewed, you need to purchase a short-term licence to cover up to the 75th birthday.
When someone reaches 74 it is possible to apply for a free TV licence online although TV Licensing cannot accept an application before then.
When you are 75 you may apply for a free TV Licence and this will automatically be renewed every 3 years provided TV Licensing have the National Insurance number of the licence holder.
TV Licensing will also automatically refund any money over paid for each full month after a 75th birthday. This will be paid when the over 75 TV Licence is issued.
This will save an older person £145.50 per year. Working as I do with people in their mid-90’s I can’t call 75 elderly!.