||<p> </p><p> </p><p>The majority of winter fuel payments are sent out automatically.
However, people can simply return their winter fuel payment to the office that issues
it. They can also write to the Department requesting not to receive a winter fuel
payment for future years, either in advance of first getting a payment, or after they
have received one or more payments.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone aged 75 or over is entitled
to a free TV Licence for their main address. The free licence is not issued automatically
and needs to be applied for. Once issued, licences are renewed automatically every
year unless the customer does not have a National Insurance Number in which case TV
Licensing will contact them to confirm their circumstances have not changed each year.
An over 75 licence can be cancelled at any time and a paid-for licence requested.</p><p>
</p><p>The concessionary travel benefit is optional. An eligible person can choose
not to take up the entitlement. The National Travel Survey 2011 shows that in GB,
79 per cent of people eligible for an older persons' bus pass held one.</p>