For Written Answer on : 17/01/2024
Question Number(s): 1269 Question Reference(s): 1660/24
Department: Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.
To ask the Minister for Agriculture; Food and the Marine to outline the number of complementary income support for young farmers applications his Department received in 2023; the number of applications approved and payments made to date; the number that remain to be processed; when he expects the remaining application payments to be approved and paid; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
To-date 6,660 applications have been received for processing under the 2023 Complementary Income Support for Young Farmers. Approvals have issued to 4,760 applicants following administrative checks, and €23m in payments has issued.
Some 400 applications are awaiting the submission of further documentation or information where this has been requested from the applicant. These applications will be further processed when the documentation or information has been submitted. On-farm checks as provided for under the scheme are required in 10% of the eligible population of applicants, and these applications will be finalised when this process is completed. A further 330 cases were unsuccessful following administrative checks. The remaining cases are undergoing administrative checks to finalise processing.