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Discount for TV licence for the blind in Seahaven

Anybody in Peacehaven, Newhaven or Seaford who is blind or severely sight-impaired, 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 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 more than 10 in Newhaven and more than 10 in Seaford.

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.

Martin Dyan, spokesperson for TV Licensing London and South East, 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 are also many ways to pay - online with a debit or card, monthly or quarterly direct debit, over-the-counter and by phone or post.

Anyone who does not watch or record live TV on any device can let TV Licensing know by completing an online declaration at tvlicensing.co.uk/nln.

Anyone with sight problems can get TV Licensing information by email or in Braille, large print or audio by calling 0300 555 0300. A podcast about the concession is at audioboo.com/tvlicensing.

 

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