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TV licence concessions

If you enjoy watching the television, then you need to make sure you have a valid TV licence.

You’ll need a valid TV licence to watch or record live TV programmes on any channel (including BBC), or if you download or watch any BBC programmes using BBC iPlayer – whether that’s live on iPlayer, or watching downloaded content on a viewing device (such as a TV, computer, tablet or mobile phone). 

Free TV Licences 

Free TV Licences, funded by the Government, for all over 75s will come to an end in June 2020. 

From 1 June 2020, there will be a new scheme. Under the new scheme, anyone aged 75 or over receiving Pension Credit, will be eligible to apply for a free TV Licence, paid for by the BBC. Pension Credit can be in the name of the licence holder, or in their partner’s name if they are a couple.

If Pension Credit is not received – either in the licence holder’s name or their partner’s name if they are a couple – the TV Licence will need to be paid for. If you already have a free over 75 licence you will be covered until 31 May 2020.

If you currently do not receive Pension credit, please call our advice line before 31 May 2020 to check your entitlement. 

Talk to TV Licensing

Visit the TV Licensing website for more information

Age NI Advice Service

Every year our Advice Service deals with thousands of calls from older people in need. Call us today to make sure that you are receiving all the help and support available to you.

Call freephone 0808 808 7575
Monday - Friday 9am – 5pm 


Last updated: May 05 2020

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