Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

NM Workforce Solutions implements new call-in filing system

SANTA FE (KSMX)- The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions has announced that it will begin expanding unemployment benefits to those who were not previously eligible to receive compensation.

New Unemployment Filing System Under the guidelines of the COVID-19 stimulus bill, an estimated 62,000 self-employed workers in New Mexico who were previously not eligible for traditional unemployment insurance benefits, will be allowed to file a new claim.

People who are already receiving benefits are also expected to receive an additional $600 a week for 13 weeks from the newly passed stimulus package passed federally last week.

In response to the anticipated surge in calls, the Department of Workforce Solutions is implementing a new call-in filing system. Officials with the department also reiterated that applying online still continues to be the most effective method for getting benefits.

Individuals who opt to call are being asked to call on a specific day that corresponds with the last number of their Social Security:

0–3: Monday

4–6: Tuesday

7–9: Wednesday

Missed your day: Thursday and Friday

The department anticipates benefits will become available in the coming weeks.

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