TV license discount: thousands of Britons eligible for a 50% discount
Some Brits may be entitled to a 50% discount on the price of their TV license – if they meet certain criteria.
A UK TV license is required to watch all UK channels live on demand. The BBC is responsible for the application and collection of these charges.
People with visual impairments or living with someone who suffers from it can claim the 50 percent commission from the government.
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According to the NHS, nearly two million people are living with sight loss in the UK. Of these people, around 360,000 are registered as blind or visually impaired, wrote the Express.
Currently, a blind concession television license costs £ 79.50 for color and £ 26.75 for a black and white television license.
If someone were to pay full price, the cost for a UK TV license is £ 159 for a color license and £ 53.50 for a black and white license.
A blind person must provide at least one document among a series of documents to verify that he is registered as legally blind.
These documents can include either a certificate of visual impairment (CVI), a BD8 certificate, a letter from an ophthalmologist confirming their blindness, and a certificate from someone’s local authority.
After an initial submission for verification, this information will no longer need to be provided again for further analysis when renewing a TV license.
In addition to blindness, Brits aged 75 or over can apply for a free TV license, while nursing home residents can request a discount of £ 7.50.
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