In order to extend the deadline by one month, the Commission is currently preparing the legal steps to be taken to allow a derogation from current rules.
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.
The European Commission is working on all fronts to support Member States facing the COVID-19 outbreak.
Common agricultural policy