The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has reminded farmers that the deadline to complete a transfer of entitlements for the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is 02 May 2019. Don’t Delay!!
A DAERA spokesperson said: “Over 1,300 farm businesses have already successfully completed their online transfer of entitlements for 2019 BPS. We recommend you check your position and gather your information now to make sure you have completed the transfer before the 02 May deadline, avoiding any risk to payments. Applications to transfer entitlements received after the 02 May 2019 will not take effect until the 2020 BPS scheme year.”
How can I transfer Entitlements?
You must complete any transfers by sale, gift or lease through the online Entitlement Transfer Service at DAERA Online Services. You will need the Business ID and Entitlement Transfer ID of the person you are transferring your entitlements to. Once you have completed the transfer you will receive a confirmation email straight away.
If you need help to access DAERA Online Services please contact your local DAERA Direct Office on 0300 200 7848 or 0300 200 7840.
YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE TRANSFER BEFORE MIDNIGHT ON 2 MAY FOR THE TRANSFER TO TAKE EFFECT IN THE 2019 SCHEME YEAR.
If you are nominating an authorised person to complete the transfer on your behalf, make sure to provide them with the Business ID and Entitlement Transfer ID of the farm business you are transferring to in order to avoid any delay.
Transfers of entitlements due to actual or anticipated inheritance must be completed using paper form TE1.
COMPLETED FORMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEPARTMENT BY 2 MAY FOR THE TRANSFER TO TAKE EFFECT IN THE 2019 SCHEME YEAR.
Further information and Help
It is recommended that you read the Guide to the Basic Payment Scheme and the Guide to the Transfer of BPS Entitlements 2019.
You can view a helpful how to video which demonstrates how to complete your transfer of entitlements online.
For further help, you can telephone the Single Application Advisory Service on 0300 200 7848 or email: email@example.com.
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