Preliminary checks will simplify the BPS application process for Carlow farmers – DEERING

31st May, 2016

Preliminary checks will simplify the BPS application process for Carlow farmers – DEERING

“New preliminary checks for the online Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) will simplify the application process for Carlow farmers,” says local Fine Gael TD Pat Deering

“The preliminary checks, which have already begun, will allow the Department to notify applicants of any non-compliance in the areas of over claims, dual claims, and overlaps.

“Applicants will have until the 20th of June to rectify any non-compliance online, and there will be no penalty or reduction where such non-compliance is fully rectified by that date.

“It is great that Carlow farmers will have this opportunity to iron out any issues well ahead of the final deadline. The system is modern and responsive; farmers will receive an online notification regarding any non-compliance and a text message alert if they have registered for them. Where an application has been made via an advisor, the advisor will have received a notification also.

“The Department also has a dedicated helpline and any Carlow farmers with queries should contact 0761 064424.”