Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the state of New Mexico Online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed through employer payroll taxes; they are not deducted from employee paychecks.

FAQs

What do I need to file my unemployment insurance claim in New Mexico?

Whether you file online or by phone, you will need the following information to file a new claim:

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Mailing address and phone number(s) of employer(s) you worked for in last 18 months
  • The starting and ending dates of your last job (or jobs if more than one employer in last 18 months)
  • If you are a non-citizen, have your alien registration number and expiration date
  • If you worked during the week you are filing your claim, be sure you know the gross amount (total dollars and cents before any deductions) of your pay before filing

How long do I have to wait to receive unemployment insurance benefits?

Under New Mexico Unemployment Insurance law every claimant must serve a one-week unpaid waiting week before they receive benefits.

How do I file for an unemployment insurance claim in New Mexico?

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims are processed by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS), and there are two ways to file an unemployment claim:

  • File Online: You can file your new (initial) UI claim online by using NMDWS portal
  • File on the Phone: You can also file over the phone by calling 1-877-NM-4-MYUI (1-877-664-6984).

    After following the automated prompts, your call will be transferred to a Customer Service Agent (CSA) who will complete your claim. The UI Operations Center is open 8:00am–4:30pm,Monday–Friday.

What happens if my hours are reduced due to lack of business related to COVID-19?

Regardless if you were full-time or part-time and have your hours reduced you will be eligible for unemployment benefits as long as your earnings are under your weekly benefit amount. Please remember that all earnings must be reported on your weekly certifications at the time the wages were earned, not when they are paid.

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance

Apply for Unemployment Insurance in the state of New Mexico Online using this service.

Unemployment Insurance provides temporary financial assistance to qualified individuals who meet state eligibility requirements. Unemployment Insurance benefits are financed through employer payroll taxes; they are not deducted from employee paychecks.

FAQs

What do I need to file my unemployment insurance claim in New Mexico?

Whether you file online or by phone, you will need the following information to file a new claim:

  • Social Security Number (SSN)
  • Mailing address and phone number(s) of employer(s) you worked for in last 18 months
  • The starting and ending dates of your last job (or jobs if more than one employer in last 18 months)
  • If you are a non-citizen, have your alien registration number and expiration date
  • If you worked during the week you are filing your claim, be sure you know the gross amount (total dollars and cents before any deductions) of your pay before filing

How long do I have to wait to receive unemployment insurance benefits?

Under New Mexico Unemployment Insurance law every claimant must serve a one-week unpaid waiting week before they receive benefits.

How do I file for an unemployment insurance claim in New Mexico?

Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims are processed by the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS), and there are two ways to file an unemployment claim:

  • File Online: You can file your new (initial) UI claim online by using NMDWS portal
  • File on the Phone: You can also file over the phone by calling 1-877-NM-4-MYUI (1-877-664-6984).

    After following the automated prompts, your call will be transferred to a Customer Service Agent (CSA) who will complete your claim. The UI Operations Center is open 8:00am–4:30pm,Monday–Friday.

What happens if my hours are reduced due to lack of business related to COVID-19?

Regardless if you were full-time or part-time and have your hours reduced you will be eligible for unemployment benefits as long as your earnings are under your weekly benefit amount. Please remember that all earnings must be reported on your weekly certifications at the time the wages were earned, not when they are paid.