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Do you qualify for a free TV licence under the new rules?

Published on 09 March 2020 03:43 PM

From June 2020, TV licences will no longer be free for people aged 75+ unless they are in receipt of Pension Credit.

Independent Age’s research shows that over 22,000 households in Nottinghamshire that are eligible for Pension Credit are not claiming this benefit. This equates to over £2.5 million pounds going unclaimed by Nottinghamshire’s older people and thousands of TV licences.

More than just a free TV license, Pension Credit can be worth between £40 and £65 per week (depending on circumstances), which can go a long way to helping people’s quality of life. You can find out more, including details of the eligibility criteria, at or call Age UK Notts on 0115 844 0011.

If you’re already receiving pension credit (in your name – or in your partner’s name if you are a couple living at the same address) you can now apply for your free licence by signing in to your TV licence account at with your licence number and downloading the application form. Alternatively, an application form should be sent to all over 75 TV Licence holders.

If you aren’t pension aged yet or don’t qualify yourself, Age UK Notts would love you to get involved with spreading awareness in your local area by telling your friends and colleagues. Together we can make sure everyone gets the free TV license (and the money) they are entitled to!