TV Licensing and Age NI have joined forces to remind anyone celebrating their 75th birthday in the next 12 months that they are entitled to claim a free TV Licence on this landmark occasion.
Anyone aged 75 or over is granted a free TV Licence for their main address and over four million people across the UK already enjoy the benefits of the concession.
Currently, 4,950 people in Ballymena have an Over 75 licence.
The number of people aged 75 and over has increased by 89% since 1974, with this age group now making up 8% of the UK population.
A total of 10,862 people over 75 live in the Mid and East Antrim area.
You can apply online at www.tvlicensing.co.uk/over75info or by calling 0300 790 6073.
In addition, if you live with someone aged over 75, their free licence will cover all viewing in the property, meaning you could also benefit, whatever your age.