Wednesday, 16 June 2010
Department of Agriculture and Food
Question 171: To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the position regarding an application in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Carlow; if same will be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [25711/10]
The Early Retirement Scheme application for the person named has been approved for payment backdated to the date when my Department received a valid application from him, which was 24 September 2009. He will receive his first payment at the end of June.
My Department has received Single Payment Scheme applications for the years â 2005 to 2009 - on behalf of the Estate of the father of the person named. Despite numerous requests for the submission of the grant of probate and other supporting documentation - they have not been submitted to my Department. The processing of the applications cannot be finalised until the requested documentation is received.
The person named was paid on his SPS entitlements on 27th January 2010 following deduction without penalty, on the ground of force majeure/exceptional circumstances, of a land parcel also claimed by another applicant.