Act Now - 10 days left to submit Single Application

Date published: 05 May 2017

With 10 days remaining to the 15 May deadline for submitting the Single Application Form (SAF), DAERA is urging farmers who have not yet taken any action to act now and submit their Singe Application without delay.

Deadline for receipt of Single Applications is 15 May 2017. Applications received after this date will incur a penalty.

To date, 15,556 applications have been received, of which 15,506 have been submitted online. 6,114 applications have been submitted from businesses using the online service for the first time in 2017.

A DAERA spokesperson said: “As we approach the final week of the Single Application window we are asking farmers not to wait until the last few days to submit their Single Application. We are expecting approximately 25,000 Single Applications and to date we have received 15,556. We are urging those farmers who have yet to take any action, to avail of the support and help that we have made available.

“To help farmers further our SAF Advisory Service (0300 200 7848) will now be available over the weekends of 06-07 May and 13-14 May from 9am to 3pm.  

“Our message to farmers, particularly those new to online applications, is to make arrangements immediately to secure your 2017 area based scheme payments. This is one of the most important things you will do this year so don’t take any risks with your 2017 payments.

“There are still ‘one-to-one’ appointments available at your local DAERA Direct Offices, which you can book by calling the SAF Advisory Service on 0300 200 7848. More than 1,800 farmers have availed of this service, with approximately, 1,550 completing their application with a DAERA advisor during their appointment.”

It is important that farm businesses that have not already done so, register for DAERA Online Services and obtain a Government Gateway ID and password. Businesses can do so on the DAERA website.

Farmers will need to have their Government Gateway ID, password and email address in order to complete their application and will need to bring this information if they book a ‘one to one’ appointment at a DAERA Direct office. If you have any problems with this please contact the SAF Advisory Service.

Check out the Area Based Schemes 2017 section on the DAERA website for further information and helpful video’s that demonstrate how to complete your application online.

The deadline for submitting online Single Applications is midnight on Monday 15 May 2017.

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