Brechiners who are 75, or turn 75 in the next 12 months, are being urged to claim their free TV Licence.
TV Licensing and Age Scotland have reminded locals that anyone aged 75 or over is eligible for a free TV licence for their main address.
There are currently almost four million free TV Licences in force, including more than 870 in Brechin and with over 4.9 million adults over the age of 75 living in the UK, TV Licensing is encouraging those eligible for the concession to apply online or by phone. The free licence will cover all the equipment in the property, meaning family or carers living in the same home will also benefit, even if they are watching on devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Anyone aged 74 or over can begin planning for the concession immediately by applying for a short-term licence which will last between one and 11 months.
Age Scotland works with TV Licensing to ensure older people and community advice groups are aware of the concession. The organisation’s communications and campaign officer, Doug Anthoney said: “The provision of a free TV Licence is a valuable concession which is very welcome to many at a time when the cost of living continues to rise.
“We would encourage everyone who is eligible to ensure they enjoy the benefit.”
Stephen Farmer, spokesperson for TV Licensing, said: “If you’re approaching 75 or have already enjoyed your 75th birthday then it’s quick and easy to apply for your free TV Licence at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/over75.
Alternatively you can call our customer service centre on 0300 790 6073 and they will be able to help and advise on your TV Licensing needs.
“It’s also important to remember the free licence is not granted automatically so anybody who becomes eligible needs to make sure they apply by getting in touch with TV Licensing directly.”