My Department has no record of receiving a 2010 or 2011 Single Payment/Disadvantaged Area application from the person named. All pre-printed Single Payment applications issued by my Department contain a pre-addressed return envelope with a Swiftpost label attached in respect of which the herd owner receives a receipt from the Post Office upon posting. If the person named can provide this proof of postage or provide an explanation as to why the application form does not appear to have been returned, my Department will review the case based on any information and documentation submitted to it.
Records held by my Department indicate that a pre-printed 2010 SPS application form was sent to the person named on 2 April 2010, my Department did not issue a pre printed SPS application in 2011 as the herd number expired on 16th December 2010. Single Payment cannot issue where a herd number is expired prior to the closing date for receipt of applications in the scheme year which for the 2011 scheme was 16th May 2011.