TV Licence Means Testing for the over 75’s

The BBC announced this week that the free TV licence for the over 75’s is to be means tested in the future. This will cause financial hardship to many people.

Its worth checking the http://www.gov.uk/pensioncredit website and using the pension credit calculator to see how much you might get. See below for an example from the website:

What you’ll get

Your circumstances Guarantee Credit per week Savings Credit per week
Single people Top up to £167.25 Up to £13.73
Couples Top up to £255.25 Up to £15.35

You might get more if you’re a carer, severely disabled, responsible for a child or young person, or have certain housing costs.