Following the Coronavirus outbreak and current crisis, the European Commission adopted today the extension of the deadline for submitting common agricultural policy (CAP) payment applications. Farmers and other CAP beneficiaries will now have more time to fill in their applications to receive both direct payments and rural development payments. The extension will be possible for all eligible farmers in all Member States. It is however up to the Member States to decide whether to use the extension.
The new deadline for applications will now be 15 June 2020, instead of 15 May, allowing more flexibility for farmers to fill in their applications in these difficult and unparalleled times.
Every year, European farmers file their applications to receive CAP income support. National authorities then process the applications and ensure necessary checks. CAP payments are then distributed at national or regional level, which is reimbursed by the European Commission through the EU’s budget.
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