80% of REPS farmers paid
24,300 farmers, representing over 80% of the 30,000 farmers due a REPS payment in 2011, have now received a total of approximately €145m.
Of these, nearly 23,500 have been paid 100% of their payment with the remainder having received 75% of their payment.
Payments to the remaining applicants will continue in the coming weeks as queries are resolved.
Under AEOS I, €6m has now been issued in respect of the initial part-year payment to 6,400 applicants, with most having received the full 100%, while to date approximately €10m has been issued to over 2,500 applicants in respect of year 2011.
The Department is still awaiting approximately 1,500 claim forms from farmers approved into the scheme in 2010.
Where queries are received in respect of claim forms already submitted, they should be dealt with as soon as possible.
A total of just under 6,900 applications were received in 2011. The process of notifying applicants of their status is completed for practically all farmers. The remaining query cases will be resolved in the coming weeks and applicants notified of the outcome.