Find out how you could reduce the amount you pay for your TV Licence fee.
If you are registered blind (severely sight impaired) then you are entitled to a “blind concession TV Licence” which gives you 50 per cent off the cost of your TV Licence. Unfortunately you are not entitled to this if you are registered as partially sighted (sight impaired).
The blind concession TV Licence covers anyone who lives with you, as long as the licence is in your name. If your licence is in someone else’s name then you can change this and then claim the reduction.
You'll need to complete an application form and provide proof of your registration status to claim the blind concession TV Licence. You can fill in the application form online, print the form and then send it with proof of your registration status and payment to:
Blind Concession Group
To prove you are registered (certified) as severely sight impaired, you must send a copy of one of the following two documents:
Please don’t send your original documents as TV Licensing only need to see a copy and there is always the risk that you could lose your original document in the post.
With the 50 per cent reduction, the cost of a colour TV Licence is £72.75. For a black and white TV Licence the cost is £24.50.
If you have any difficulties with your application or would like more information then call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6131 or visit tvlicensing.co.uk/blind.
Whether you are sighted or not, if you are aged 75 or over then you are entitled to a free TV licence for your household.
To claim this, call TV Licensing on 0300 790 6161 with your National Insurance Number. If you don’t know your National Insurance Number then you will have to send in a copy of one of the following that proves your age:
If you’re name is not on the TV Licence for your household then you can ask TV Licensing to transfer it to your name when you claim your free licence.
You do not require a TV licence if you use a digital set-top box solely to listen to television programmes through a hi-fi or stereo system. The set top box must be incapable of recording and must not be connected to a device capable of showing images.