SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department announced today they will begin accepting economic relief assistance applications for low-income New Mexico residents on Monday, September 26.

The state legislature appropriated $10 million for the economic relief effort during the 2022 legislative session. Payments of at least $400 will be provided to qualified households with the lowest incomes first and there will be a limited number of applicants accepted based on funding availability. 

The online application will be available at the Yes New Mexico website,, beginning Monday, September 26, at 9 a.m. and must be submitted by Friday, October 7, 2022 at 5 p.m.

The 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;
  • NM 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 New Mexico Human Services Department. “These funds will help people in our communities 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 2022. Applicants will be notified by mail and electronically the status of their application.

To qualify for the relief, applicants must be a New Mexico resident, and have at least one of the following: New Mexico driver’s license number, individual taxpayer identification number or social security number.

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