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Department reminds farmers that BPS preliminary check notifications are now issuing

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine today advised that notifications for the Preliminary checks under the 2022 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) are now issuing to farmers.

Preliminary checks will identify any over-claims, overlaps or dual claims in respect of online BPS applications. Notifications are issued where the Department finds such an error on the farmer’s 2022 BPS application.

The notification allows the farmer the opportunity to rectify these issues without penalty. Farmers and advisors should check the correspondence section of their BPS online account. Where a farmer is signed up for text message alerts, a text will issue to advise them that they have a notification on their BPS account.

Where a farmer or agent receives such a notification, they should log on to and respond before the closing date of 21st June 2022.

If you require further assistance in replying to a Preliminary check a full user guide and frequently asked questions document is available at


Note for Editors:

Should farmers wish to contact the Department they can do so at:

  • 049-4368288 in relation to queries on registering– for example queries on lost passwords, how to register etc.
  • 057-8674422 in relation to queries on their BPS application, preliminary checks notifications, etc.