Can I get a free TV licence?

Having sight loss does not automatically entitle you to a free TV licence. However, if you are registered blind (severely sight impaired), you can get a 50 per cent reduction (called a blind concession) on the cost of your TV Licence.

Unfortunately you cannot claim this 50 per cent reduction if you are registered partially sighted (sight impaired). Find out more about registering your sight loss.

Anyone who is aged 75 or over is entitled to a free TV Licence, whether or not they have sight loss.

Find out how to claim your free or reduced TV Licence or buy your TV licence through the official TV Licensing website.

Please note from 1 September 2016, you need a TV license if you use BBC iPlayer to watch programmes on demand through your computer, smartphone or tablet, even if you don't watch any live TV. If you already have a TV licence as of 1 September, you are already covered and don't need to purchase another one before then.

For more information you can contact TV Licensing on 0300 790 6071.

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