Area-based Schemes Covid-19 updates

Latest update 20/04/2020

Area-based Schemes Covid-19 updates

We are continually updating this information. Please check back regularly

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is having an impact on all our lives, including the services we can provide our customers. However, direct payments will still be made in October 2020. It is important that you complete your Single Application and Map application, and any Transfer of Entitlement applications now. You will not receive payment if you do not complete your Single Application.

Single Application and Maps must be completed by 15 May 2020. Amendments to your application can be submitted up to 9 June 2020 without penalty.

Transfer of Entitlement applications must be completed by 4 May 2020.

The easiest way to complete your application is by using DAERA Online Services.

If you have not registered for DAERA Online Services, or you have forgotten your password, please contact us on 0300 200 7848 or email

If you previously used an Agent to complete your Single Application and you cannot do so in 2020 because of COVID-19 restrictions, or if you have previously completed your application in a DAERA Direct Office during a Digital Assistance appointment, please contact us on the above number.

Further information on changes to the services we provide due to COVID-19 can be found here ; 

Changes to Application processes due to COVID-19

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