Over 75? How to get your free TV licence

As of August 2020, the free TV licence offer is now only available to people aged over 75 that are claiming pension credit.

What is Pension Credit?

Pension Credit is an income-related benefit for people over state pension age- 75 years old? It can be used to top-up your retirement income and help you with the cost of living.

By claiming pension credit, you may also be able to get help with your Council Tax, fuel bills and healthcare costs, as well as Housing Benefit to help cover your rent too.  

Check your eligibility and apply for pension credit

You can check whether you’re eligible to receive pension credit online. If you’re eligible you can apply online, or by phoning the government’s claim line on, 0800 99 1234.

We’re here to help

If you’re unsure about whether you’re eligible for Pension Credit or how to apply,  contact our Communities team who can support to make sure you don’t miss out.