Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Questions (169)

Denis Naughten


169. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the reasons for an overpayment (details supplied) in County Roscommon; when the person was first informed of the overpayment; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42553/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The overpayment in this case initially arose as a result of a discrepancy on a previous year’s Single Farm Payment. Following an appeal by the person named the original decision was reversed. When attempting to refund the amount to the person named an additional payment mistakenly issued. This overpayment, including interest, of €1,461.88 was recouped from the 2013 Disadvantaged Area Scheme Payment of the person named. An official in my Department has contacted the person named regarding the matter and a letter explaining the position will also issue to the person named.