Get a free or discounted TV licence
You can get a free TV licence if you’re 75 or over and a discount if you’re blind or in residential care.
You can also get a short-term licence if you’re 74. It’s valid until the end of the month before your 75th birthday.
How to apply
You can apply for a free or short-term licence online.
You can also apply by phone.
Telephone: 0300 790 6071
Minicom: 0300 709 6050
Find out about call charges
The licence covers everyone living at your address.
You can get a special licence for £7.50 if you’re in residential care.
You must be either:
- retired and over 60
Your housing manager can apply for you.
You can get a 50% discount if you’re registered blind or live with someone who is. The licence has to be in the blind person’s name - if it isn’t you can transfer it by calling TV Licensing.
To apply, send TV Licensing the following:
- your name, address, phone number and TV licence number (if you have one)
- a copy of your blind registration certificate
- a cheque or postal order for the 50% fee (£73.50 for a colour licence)
Post these to:
Blind Concession Group
Find out more about types of TV licences on the TV Licensing website.