| Commentary

24 Eligibility

| Commentary

24 Eligibility

The Basic Payment Scheme provides an annual payment per hectare to farmers who fulfil certain eligibility criteria and who comply with the rules of the scheme for the whole of the calendar year.

The basic conditions for eligibility under the Basic Payment Scheme are as follows:

  1. 24.1

        The applicant must hold Basic Payment Scheme entitlements for each hectare of land in respect of which he wishes to claim1.

  2. 24.2

        The applicant must qualify as a ‘farmer’ and as an ‘active farmer’ as defined in the EU regulations2.

  3. 24.3

        The applicant must submit a

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