Question: Do You Get Free TV Licence If You Have Dementia?

Who qualifies for a free TV Licence?

If you’re at least 75 years old and receive Pension Credit you can claim a free TV licence.

The free TV licence will cover you and anyone else you live with, no matter what age they are.

If you’re blind or have a severe sight-impairment you can claim a 50% discount on your licence..

Do I need a TV Licence for Freeview?

Yes. Everyone who watches broadcast TV in the UK must have an annual television licence, whatever TV service they use. … Once you’ve paid your TV licence, though, with Freeview you don’t need to pay anything else on top.

Do I need to tell TV Licensing I’m moving?

When you move home, your TV Licence doesn’t automatically move with you. So, you will need to update your licence with your new address details.

Is Freeview live TV?

Freeview Play gives you the biggest shows live and on demand, all together in one place and all for free. With over 70 TV channels, 15 HD channels and seven on-demand players, that’s a whole lot of something for nothing.

Does attendance allowance qualify for free TV Licence?

It’s important to note that things like Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment or Disability Living Allowance are not included as ‘income’ for this purpose.

Do I have to pay for a TV Licence if I don’t watch BBC?

You don’t need a TV Licence if you never watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel, or live on an online TV service, and you never download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. … Find out more about when you need a TV Licence.

Is it illegal to watch iPlayer without a TV license?

Yes. A valid TV licence is required to watch or download any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer, as well as watching or recording live TV on any channel. Doing so without a TV licence is a criminal offence and you could be prosecuted and fined up to £1000 (or £2000 in Guernsey).

Can I cancel my TV Licence if I only watch Netflix?

If you only watch on-demand or catch-up programmes through streaming services like Netflix, then you do NOT need a TV licence – UNLESS you’re watching BBC programmes on iPlayer. … Live TV means any programme you watch or record at the same time as it’s being shown on TV or live on an online TV service.

Does a TV Licence cover a person or a property?

If you only have one property, you only need one TV Licence to cover every person and device at that address. If you have more than one property, you may need a licence for each address.

Can over 75 still get free TV Licence?

Free over 75 TV Licences are only available to households that receive Pension Credit. If you’re 74 or over and you or your partner at the same address are receiving Pension Credit, please sign in to apply for a free licence.

Can I get council tax reduction if I get attendance allowance?

Claiming Attendance Allowance won’t reduce any other income you receive. … If you’re awarded Attendance Allowance, you may become entitled to other benefits, such as Pension Credit, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction, or an increase in these benefits if you’re already receiving them.

What channels can I watch without a TV Licence?

Without a licence, you can legally watch:Netflix.YouTube.Amazon Prime.DVDs/Blurays.Non-BBC catch-up including ITV Player, Channel 4 on-demand, as long as it’s NOT live.

Can I use my parents TV license?

TV Licensing If you only use a device that’s powered solely by its own internal batteries, you will be covered by your parents’ TV Licence. However, you must not install the device (e.g. plug it into the mains) when using it to receive TV.

How can I legally not pay my TV Licence?

Stored programmes You don’t need a TV licence to watch programmes on catch-up TV services, with the exception of the BBC’s iPlayer. You can watch anything stored on services such as ITV Hub, All 4 and My5, as long as you don’t watch live TV. These services are, after all, paid for by advertising.

How do I pay my TV Licence over 75?

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Are TV detector vans real?

There are no TV detector vans. It was originally a PR stunt to frighten people into thinking they could be detected and then pursued for not having a TV licence. There are still no TV detector vans.

What powers do TV Licence inspectors have?

TV Licensing staff are employed by private firm Capita on the BBC’s behalf. Although they are described as “enforcement officers”, they do not possess any official powers of arrest and cannot enter homes or search property without permission.