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Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will
fall for a scammer though.

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On 01/08/2020 18:03, Andrew wrote:
Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will
fall for a scammer though.

good...over 75s are loaded
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On Sat, 1 Aug 2020 18:03:26 +0100, Andrew
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Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will
fall for a scammer though.


But there are still free licences aren't there, over 75 and on pension
credits, 1.5M of them?

Cheers, T i m
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On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:16:10 +0100, T i m wrote:

On Sat, 1 Aug 2020 18:03:26 +0100, Andrew
wrote:

Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will
fall for a scammer though.


But there are still free licences aren't there, over 75 and on pension
credits, 1.5M of them?


Don't pension credits stop when you reach pensionable age? (Assuming
you haven't accumulated enough before then.)
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On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:16:10 +0100, T i m wrote:

On Sat, 1 Aug 2020 18:03:26 +0100, Andrew
wrote:

Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will fall for a
scammer though.


But there are still free licences aren't there, over 75 and on pension
credits, 1.5M of them?


Of course, there may be unexpected consequences. Lots of eligible people,
who haven't doen it until now, deciding to apply for pension credit.



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On 01/08/2020 23:38, Custos Custodum wrote:
On Sat, 01 Aug 2020 22:16:10 +0100, T i m wrote:

On Sat, 1 Aug 2020 18:03:26 +0100, Andrew
wrote:

Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

BBC Moneybox says they will send out letters, so any emails,
texts or phone calls will be from scammers. Some folks will
fall for a scammer though.


But there are still free licences aren't there, over 75 and on pension
credits, 1.5M of them?


Don't pension credits stop when you reach pensionable age? (Assuming
you haven't accumulated enough before then.)


Pension credits do, but Pension Credit is a top-up for those over 60
with no pension or otherwise on a low-income. That's what the poster meant.
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Loads of scammers already onto this one of course. However what will they
do? Take granny to court over unpaid tv licence. See that going down well.
I just think folk will mostly ignore it.
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Anyone had the letter from TV LIcensing yet ?.

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On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 07:31:35 +0100, Farmer Giles wrote:

But there are still free licences aren't there, over 75 and on

pension
credits, 1.5M of them?


Don't pension credits stop when you reach pensionable age?

(Assuming
you haven't accumulated enough before then.)


Pension credits do, ...


What are "pension credits"?

... but Pension Credit is a top-up for those over 60 with no pension or
otherwise on a low-income. That's what the poster meant.


The first eligibilty requirement for pension credit is to be over the
state pension age. Which is some what variable dependant on your sex
and date of birth as they gradually push it up to 68. With plans to
push it even higher.

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On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 07:31:35 +0100, Farmer Giles
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Don't pension credits stop when you reach pensionable age? (Assuming
you haven't accumulated enough before then.)


Pension credits do, but Pension Credit is a top-up for those over 60
with no pension or otherwise on a low-income. That's what the poster meant.


I did indeed and didn't think the two things were different (but
understand how they can be etc).

Eg, initially they may be a top up *towards* your pension (unable to
continue working near retirement age) and then it became a topup *of*
your pension if you weren't above a specific threshold?

Cheers, T i m

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On 2 Aug 2020 at 10:05:22 BST, "T i m" wrote:

On Sun, 2 Aug 2020 07:31:35 +0100, Farmer Giles
wrote:

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Don't pension credits stop when you reach pensionable age? (Assuming
you haven't accumulated enough before then.)


Pension credits do, but Pension Credit is a top-up for those over 60
with no pension or otherwise on a low-income. That's what the poster meant.


I did indeed and didn't think the two things were different (but
understand how they can be etc).

Eg, initially they may be a top up *towards* your pension (unable to
continue working near retirement age) and then it became a topup *of*
your pension if you weren't above a specific threshold?


I've just looked this up for someone - 70, but doesn't receive the full
pension (he gets about £150) because, he says, he hasn't paid full NI.

According to the Age Concern Calculator, he should now get pension and savings
credit, pushing his weekly income up to about the full pension. Plus other
benefits, like council tax rebates.

So if that's correct, he could be a few thousand better off if he claims. Does
seem a bit perverse to me - IIUC somebody on the basic 'full' pension with no
other income wouldn't be entitled to these credit-benefits.

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