With only a few days remaining to the 15 May deadline for submitting the 2019 Single Application, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs is urging farmers who have not yet taken any action, to act now and submit their Single Application without delay.
A DAERA spokesperson said: “The Single Application window closes at midnight on 15 May 2019 and our message to farmers is to make arrangements immediately to secure their 2019 Area-based Scheme payments.”
Check out the key dates to get it right!
You must submit your application by 15 May but you can still make changes to your land if you need to by 31 May without penalty.
You can decrease your land up to 10 June without penalty but if you tell us of an increase to your land from 1 June onwards you will incur a penalty.
Check out the “2019 Single Application Key Dates” which accompanies this article. The most common error is where applicants do not remove areas of ineligible vegetation such as scrub, bracken or rush. Make sure you make your changes on time to get it right.
Information and guidance, including helpful videos, to help you make your application are available on the DAERA website.
Call our Single Application Advisory Service on 0300 200 7848 or use the convenient webchat facility within the application. Our advisors are ready to help you with any queries about your application or the schemes. The Single Application Advisory Service is available Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, and will also be available this weekend, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May from 9am to 3pm.
If you need help to access DAERA Online Services contact your local DAERA Direct Office on 0300 200 7848 or 0300 200 7840. Further information can be found from the DAERA website.
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