Switchover Help Scheme: Are you over 75 or have a disability?
Worried you simply won’t be able to afford it? And how about installing new TV kit?
A Switchover Help Scheme has been set up, funded by the BBC through the licence fee. The scheme can help you convert your TV to digital if you:
- are aged 75 or over, or
- get or could get Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance, Constant Attendance Allowance or mobility supplement, or
- have lived in a care home for six months or more, or
- are registered blind or partially sighted.
If eligible you will be sent more information in the run up to switchover in your area and offered
- easy to use digital equipment
- home delivery and installation if you wish
- an aerial check and replacement if needed
- a helpline and retuning advice
- a 12 month digital TV aftercare service.
Help will be free of charge for eligible households receiving pension credit, income support or jobseekers allowance. Other eligible households are asked to pay a subsidised fee of £40.
For more information see the Switchover Help Scheme website or telephone 0800 40 85 900.