Get a free or discounted TV licence

You can get a free TV licence if you are 75 or over and a discount if you are blind or in residential care.

You can also get a short-term licence if you are 74. It is valid until the end of the month before your 75th birthday.

How to apply

You can also apply by phone 

TV Licensing 

Telephone: 0300 790 6071 

Minicom: 0300 709 6050 

The licence covers everyone living at your address. 

Discounted licences 

You can get a special licence for £7.50 if you are in residential care

You must be either: 

  • retired and over 60 

  • disabled 

Your housing manager can apply for you.  

You can get a 50% discount if you are registered blind or live with someone who is. The licence has to be in the blind person’s name - if it is not, 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 (£75.25 for a colour licence) 

Post these to:  

TV Licensing 

Blind Concession Group 


BS98 1TL 

Find out more about types of TV licences on the TV Licensing website

For further information on getting a free or discounted TV licence can be found on GOV.UK's website.