Minstry requests early return of claim forms
SHEEP producers, who are now are now entitled to claim 2001 SAP payments, should receive a form from MAFF shortly.
The ministry is sending forms out this week, and they should be returned by Feb 4, 2001.
All producers who claimed under SAPS and Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowances last year will receive forms.
But the combined SAPS/ HLCA form no longer exists following the replacement of the HLCA scheme by the Hill Farm Allowance, which is claimed separately.
Producers who do not receive a claim form by mid-December should contact their regional service centre.
MAFFsays that early submission will allow problems to be resolved before the deadline, and will help officials organise inspections for a time that suits the farmer. *