Over 75 TV License

raz469
raz469 Posts: 6 Forumite
edited 26 November 2018 at 4:01PM in TV MoneySaving
Hi Guys and Girls,

We've recently taken care of gran into our own hands, and moved her back in with us. Shes 82 and is doing really well all things considered, but we feel its better for her long term to keep her close by from now on. originally she lived in a flat by herself.

Anyway, I went to reapply for a TV license under her name for where she is staying now, and received a letter back asking to prove shes been living here since she was 74. I'm perplexed and a lil angry tbh, its like implying once you turn 74 you have to stay put and cannot move.

I don't know where i stand or what to do as this is all very new to me.

Any input would be greatly appreciated as I dont handle these situations well :/

Thank you in advance,
Ravi

Comments

  • Does she has a TV license for her old address?

    If so, have a read of the TV License FAQ's - moving home section https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/faqs/FAQ27
  • raz469 wrote: »
    We've recently taken care of gran into our own hands, and moved her back in with us.
    I'm not sure she's entitled to a free licence if she is now living with you?
  • I'm not sure she's entitled to a free licence if she is now living with you?
    From FAQ at the link above
    As the licence holder, can I transfer my licence to someone who is eligible for a free over 75 licence?

    Yes you can. The person in your home who is 74 first can apply for a free over 75 licence in their name.
  • HWW
    HWW Posts: 103 Forumite
    edited 3 December 2018 at 9:58AM
    Yup, correct - Gran moves in with you, & saves you £150 a year at a stroke - assuming you had your own TVL previously?
    For the period from "Recently" to the present, you should get a refund of your own TV licence payment.
  • Cornucopia
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    edited 8 December 2018 at 9:17AM
    Houbara wrote: »
    BBC has to start charging the over 75s. There are that many thieving scrotes now using the well worn excuse of "claiming " to watch nothing but internet TV or recording or catch up s and obviously lying, as I well know with my own cast iron evidence which would stand up in any Magistrates court
    .So these greedy licence fee thieves are stealing from our OAPs.

    Off topic and factually incorrect.

    "BBC has to start charging the over 75s." No - they have been given responsibility to make the decision - it is up to them to find a way through it.

    "my own cast iron evidence which would stand up in any Magistrates court". No - your "evidence" would not be admissible, and your present mode of capturing the "evidence" (side-activity to meter reading) would be unlawful (breach of Article 8 and probably of Article 6 (HRA)).

    "So these greedy licence fee thieves are stealing from our OAPs." - No. It is for the BBC to balance its own budget (worth c. £5bn per year). I appreciate the poison chalice that the Government has given them in this, but the two issues of increasing moves away from Live TV and the Over 75s decision are separate, with the most likely pinch-point being general provision of service (as it should be).
  • Cornucopia
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    I'm not sure she's entitled to a free licence if she is now living with you?

    She is at the moment - this is one of the features of the present concession that is currently being reconsidered.
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