Over-75s refunded £38m for TV licences - how you can reclaim - MSE News

Almost £38 million has been paid back in the past three years to people aged 75 and over who were continuing to pay for their TV licence even though they no longer needed to, MoneySavingExpert can reveal...
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  • chippy2u
    chippy2u Posts: 320
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    I recieved a £37 refund on my TV licence because I pay for a years licence in advance and my 75th birthday was before the licence expired. No need to to claim as it is paid back automatically after your birthday.
  • cajef
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    chippy2u wrote: »
    No need to to claim as it is paid back automatically after your birthday.

    Of course you have to claim, how do you think TV Licensing know your birthday and when you are 75 years old plus your National Insurance number unless you tell them.
  • roddydogs
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    Seriously, some people kept on paying the full amount? DOH.
  • badmemory
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    I won't be entitled to a free license for over 2 years yet & when the gov were going to provide it I had no problem, but now the BEEB has to fund it themselves I am having second thoughts.
  • Scrap the regressive tv tax
  • roddydogs
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    chippy2u wrote: »
    I recieved a £37 refund on my TV licence because I pay for a years licence in advance and my 75th birthday was before the licence expired. No need to to claim as it is paid back automatically after your birthday.

    But if you had told them when you renewed on the last renewal before 75, you wouldnt have needed to pay it in the first place. BTW how did they know you were 75?
  • Scrap the regressive tv tax


    Nothing to do with TV licenses but re this


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