Does my mother who is 90 years old and has dementia need a television licence?

My mother who lives with myself and my family is 90 years old and has dementia.  Do I need to buy a television licence?  She is not receiving Pension Credit.

Thanks

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  • wild666
    wild666 Posts: 2,100
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    Short answer is yes if she watches or records live TV programs. 
    Someone please tell me what money is
  • MikeJXE
    MikeJXE Posts: 3,032
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    If she is living with you and you have one she doesn't 
  • tripled
    tripled Posts: 2,879
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    edited 19 January 2023 at 12:25PM
    If anyone in the household is watching or recording live TV or using BBC iPlayer then a TV licence is needed.

    If she was both over 75 and receiving pension credit (or living with a partner receiving pension credit) - which is not the case here - then she would be eligible for a free licence, which would cover the household.
  • DullGreyGuy
    DullGreyGuy Posts: 9,182
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    My mother who lives with myself and my family is 90 years old and has dementia.  Do I need to buy a television licence?  She is not receiving Pension Credit.

    Thanks
    Presumably you already have a TV license for the property and therefore she doesnt need a separate one... a single license covers a whole household. 

    If she is a granny annex with its own address then the grounds for free or discounted TV licenses are https://www.gov.uk/free-discount-tv-licence but are unlikely to apply unless her eyesight has failed or such
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