Claim Rural Payments Online

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) pays out more than £2 billion each year through its Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to support farmers and food producers in England. CitizenSafe can verify your identity before you apply for rural payments online via GOV.UK. 

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Guide to claiming rural payments online

Farmers, crofters, foresters, food producers and other rural groups qualify for a very wide range of grants and incentives to help them manage the countryside. Rural payments can now be claimed online and this article shows you what you can do to secure your rural payments. 

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Applying for the Basic Payment Scheme online

The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) is Europe’s largest grants and payment system supporting the farming industry. The deadline for BPS 2016 applications will be on the 16th of May, and this year, farmers in England will be able to submit their applications to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) online, through GOV.UK Verify!

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GOV.UK Verify is replacing Government Gateway

Soon individuals will need to have their identities verified through GOV.UK Verify to access online government services. 

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