TV licence concession for sight-impaired in Dungannon

TV licence.
TV licence.

Anybody in Dungannon who is severely sight-impaired (blind), or lives with someone who is, should make sure they are claiming their 50 per cent reduction in the cost of their annual TV Licence, TV Licensing have said.

TV Licensing has been working with RNIB and groups which support people who are severely sight-

impaired across the UK to make sure anyone who is eligible to receive the concession is aware and takes advantage of the reduced TV Licence fee.

Last year more than 37,400 blind concessionary licences were issued in the UK, including over 30 in Dungannon.

Live-in carers or family members could also benefit from the concession. A blind concession TV Licence costs £72.75 for colour and £24.50 for a black and white TV Licence.

Mark Sterling, spokesperson for TV Licensing said: “If you live with someone who is severely sight-

impaired, they are entitled to a blind concession TV Licence which is half the price of a full fee licence.

“This will cover you, as well as anyone else living in your household.

“There also many ways to pay - online with a debit or card, monthly or quarterly direct debit, over-the-counter and by phone or post.

“TV Licensing welcomes the chance to work with RNIB to ensure people are aware of the concession they may be entitled to.”

Barry Macaulay, Senior Manager, Independent Living at RNIB Northern Ireland, said: “TV continues to be a popular form of entertainment for many people with sight loss, we would encourage blind people in Northern Ireland to apply for their reduced TV Licence if they haven’t already done so.”

Anyone with sight problems can get TV Licensing information by email or in Braille, large print or audio by calling 0300 555 0300.