Recently farmers who have been attempting to complete their online BPS applications faced difficulties, with the website facing technical issues. Farmers s can now proceed with applications, the Department of Agriculture has confirmed.
The IFA wish to inform any applicant who may have experienced difficulties relating to the GLAS application previously, should be aware that they may be required to delete that application and complete a new application.
Below is the notice likely to be seen if this may have been you.
“Please note that the data presented on your GLAS claim screens has been updated since you last edited your application. In order to capture the updated data as part of your 2017 BPS application you must delete the current application and create a new application.”#
GLAS payments were delayed or not yet approved for GLAS II, which meant some farmers could not make their BPS applications online. Following representations by IFA, assurance was given that the would be resolved this week and now it has been..
Farmers have until Monday, May 15th to apply for BPS, as well as the transfer of entitlements, the National Reserve and Young Farmer Scheme.
The deadline for amending BPS applications is May 31st.