HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE
The New Mexico Human Services Department will begin accepting applications Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, for economic relief assistance from New Mexico residents who:
Did not qualify for federal pandemic stimulus payments, and
Did not receive a July 2021 state of New Mexico economic relief payment.
Payments will be provided to low-income households based on funding availability. The state Legislature appropriated $5 million for the relief effort and an initial round of payments were issued in July 2021.
The online application will be available at the Yes New Mexico website, yes.state.nm.us, beginningTuesday, Oct. 12, at 9 a.m. and must be submitted by Oct. 22, 2021 at 3 p.m.
The online information requested includes the following:
- First name, last name;
- One of the following: New Mexico driver’s license number, individual taxpayer identification number or Social security number;
- Residential address and/or mailing address; and
- Direct deposit information (U.S. bank account number and routing number) if available.
“Many low-income New Mexico families have experienced substantial economic and personal losses,” said Angela Medrano, Deputy Secretary for the Human Services Department. “These funds will help people in our community who were overlooked by the federal stimulus programs, and who need the extra money to help feed and house their families.”
Payments will be processed by the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department and will be issued by the end of November 2021. Applicants will receive notification about their qualifying status from the Human Services Department.
To qualify for the relief, a taxpayer must not have qualified for federal stimulus payments. In addition, they must be a New Mexico resident, have a New Mexico driver’s license number, individual taxpayer identification number or Social security number.
Residents may call 833-651-4836 to listen to a prerecorded line of frequently asked questions.