Found this on the TV license website.
You need to apply for it as it not applied automatiically - but for a saving of £145.50 a year - its worth doing.
Hope it helps some people out there. Forward to your friends and family.
Especially now that rules have changed for iPlayer.
What is an over 75 TV Licence
After your 75th birthday, you can get a free TV Licence. It covers you as well as anyone you live with.
Please remember that you don’t automatically get an over 75 TV Licence on your 75th birthday. You have to apply for one.
If you’re about to turn 75, please do not cancel your Direct Debit or any other payment for your TV Licence. Once we’ve sent you confirmation of your over 75 TV Licence, we’ll cancel your Direct Debit for you.
If we cancel your Direct Debit after your 75th birthday – and you end up overpaying – we will refund you for the difference.