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TV licence over 75,s

(11 Posts)
Lilypops Mon 11-Nov-19 17:08:53

Does anyone know how this will work, We were warned we will lose our free tv licence next , but what if one of us is not over 75 , in our case my DH is 85 I am 72 , so who decides who is eligible ,

ninathenana Mon 11-Nov-19 17:36:47

Sorry, I can't see why you think your age will make any difference. You are not eligible as you are not 75 your husband is, end of story.
Your DH will loose his entitlement angry if this is passed.

MamaCaz Mon 11-Nov-19 17:48:16

Does your DH get Pension Credit?
If so, I presume he - and you by default - will get a free licence.

Lilypops Mon 11-Nov-19 17:59:57

Nina I asked if I would be eligible ,because of my age , but would my husband lose it as he is well over the age allowed, I am not , hence the question ,

Lilypops Mon 11-Nov-19 18:01:58

Mama caz no pension credit, we are just over the amount that would entitle us , I am not complaining about it , just answering your question

BlueBelle Mon 11-Nov-19 18:16:30

I presume if the rule stays you will get it for the house in your husbands name if the ruling goes then you won’t get it at all

Lilypops Mon 11-Nov-19 22:59:50

Thankyou Bluebelle and all your comments, will just have to wait till next April I think when the ruling comes in ,

Newquay Mon 11-Nov-19 23:27:58

My DH turned 75 last August-I’m 70-he applied online and, at the mo, we’re not paying and, as we pay by monthly direct debit we even got a refund!

BlueSapphire Tue 12-Nov-19 09:10:16

I would have been eligible next April, so won't get it now. And DH died just before he became eligible.

timetogo2016 Tue 12-Nov-19 09:17:16

I think it applies for the older person in residence.
If one is 70 the other is 75 you don`t pay.

12Michael Tue 12-Nov-19 09:28:20

if you read the report its based on incomes as well , so if the person has x pensions they would pay , but if they rely on just the state pension as a single person with pension credit its a different story .
On the other hand , to means test everyone is going to cost more than abolishing the TV Licence altogether.