There are currently 123,064 eligible applicants under the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme. To date, 122,939 applicants have received a payment in full. There are 125 cases for which a payment remains to be issued under this scheme and this is for a variety of reasons.
Payment runs are continuing as cases clear. Where an applicant has outstanding correspondence from the Department regarding an issue, they should respond as soon as possible to facilitate payment.
Advance payments under the 2020 BPS are due to commence on 16th October. This is the earliest payment date possible under EU regulations.