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    • seven-day-weekend
    • By seven-day-weekend 28th Jun 19, 2:12 AM
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    Pension Credit : Savings Credit - Free TV licence?
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    • 28th Jun 19, 2:12 AM
    Pension Credit : Savings Credit - Free TV licence? 28th Jun 19 at 2:12 AM
    I have helped a friend apply for Pension Credit and although her household income is a couple of pounds too high for the Guarantee Credit, she and her husband are entitled to 7 a week Savings Credit.

    She was also delighted to find that they will have to pay NO Council Tax

    My question is : does being in receipt of Savings Credit only, qualify them for a free TV licence when one of them turns 75 (a few years away yet)?
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    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 28th Jun 19, 6:01 AM
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    I think they are still considering the issue of free tv licences, a petition was sent to Parliament (even though the BBC are the ones giving the free licences or not)

    I am surprised your friend gets the whole of her council tax paid because this is normally done upon receipt of Guaranteed Pension Credit, not the Savings part.
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    • By seven-day-weekend 28th Jun 19, 7:21 AM
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    • 28th Jun 19, 7:21 AM
    I think they are still considering the issue of free tv licences, a petition was sent to Parliament (even though the BBC are the ones giving the free licences or not)

    I am surprised your friend gets the whole of her council tax paid because this is normally done upon receipt of Guaranteed Pension Credit, not the Savings part.
    Originally posted by Murphybear
    Thanks for your reply.

    We applied separately for the Council Tax, it was based upon low income, afaiu. A very helpful man at the Council Offices worked it out for her.
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    • By JJ Egan 28th Jun 19, 3:21 PM
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    • 28th Jun 19, 3:21 PM
    I am surprised your friend gets the whole of her council tax paid because this is normally done upon receipt of Guaranteed Pension Credit, not the Savings part.
    Originally posted by Murphybear



    Dont think that is right GPC as i have no GPC only savings and get full counil tax refund .
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    A quick Google says based upon income
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