Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Basic Payment Scheme Appeals
The Agriculture Appeals Office operates independently of my Department. I have been advised that the records of the Agriculture Appeals Office indicate that an appeal was received on 8 June 2018 from the person named. The appeal was in relation to the 2017 Basic Payment Scheme. Following a full assessment of the case, a decision letter was issued by an Appeals Officer to the appellant on 11 October 2018.
The appellant was advised in the decision letter that if they believed they had been unfairly treated by the Agriculture Appeals Office, they could raise the matter with the Office of the Ombudsman. It is also open to the appellant to seek a review of the decision from the Director of the Agriculture Appeals Office if they believe the Appeals Officer made an error of fact or law in the appeal decision.