Over 75s invited to claim their free TV licence

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TV Licensing and Independent Age are reminding Rother residents celebrating their 75th birthday in the next 12 months they will be entitled to claim a free TV Licence.

Anyone aged 75 or over is eligible for a free TV Licence for their main address.

Anyone aged 74 or over can begin planning for the concession immediately by applying for a short-term licence which will last between one and 11 months.

Emma Cowlard, spokesperson for TV Licensing in London and the South East, said: “If you’re approaching 75 or have already enjoyed your 75th birthday then it’s quick and easy to apply for your free TV Licence at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/over75. Alternatively you can call our customer service centre on 0300 790 6073 and they will be able to help and advise on your TV Licensing needs.

“It’s also important to remember the free licence is not granted automatically so anybody who becomes eligible needs to make sure they apply by getting in touch with TV Licensing directly.”

Amanda Jupp, East and West Sussex Area Manager, Independent Age said: “The fact that nearly half of older people consider the TV to be their main form of company shows just how important television can be for them. Many older people in Sussex may find it difficult to get out and about due to ill health or mobility problems so the entertainment, not to mention the information provided by the TV can be a real lifeline. We would encourage anyone aged 75 or over to apply for the free licence.”