New Mexico

Benefits of Filing for New Mexico Unemployment

Employers in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and elsewhere have made workforce reductions and a number of people have lost their jobs for other reasons. It can be a struggle to keep a grip on financial and emotional security during times of unemployment, especially since the economy continues to provide hurdles. That’s why it’s important for you to use resources like your New Mexico unemployment benefits.

Unemployment insurance is funded to assist qualified workers who have lost their jobs and your employers have paid into it. Benefits you can expect from New Mexico unemployment insurance include a weekly benefit allowance.

This weekly benefit allowance is going to be equal to 52.5 percent of your average weekly wage for your highest base period. Your maximum benefit allowance is going to be around 26 times your weekly benefit allowance. If you have children, you can apply for a Dependent Allowance. You can earn $25 for each child, for up to four children.

Once you’ve applied, you’ll have to decide how to collect benefits. One choice is Direct Deposit, which will electronically send your funds to your bank account. Another choice is to receive a Wells Fargo debit card. This card can be used at Wells Fargo banks and ATMs to withdraw money. In addition, you can use the debit card for purchases.

The easiest way to file for your benefits is to visit http://www.dws.state.nm.us/ online. If you don’t have a computer, you can use one at your local library. You can also use the computers at the nearest Workforce Connection Center. A Workforce Connection Center is at 501 Mountain Road NE in Albuquerque. New users will be asked to create a PIN and input their Social Security Number to register.

Filing by phone is another option. Call 1-877-NM-4-MYUI (1-877-664-6984) to speak to a customer service representative who can help you file your claim. You can call Monday through Friday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The number is toll-free.

When you’re prepared to file, you’ll need to have some information at hand. You’ll need to know your former employer’s address and phone number as well as the dates you worked for that employer. This information will be requested for any employer you’ve had in the last 18 months.

Residents of Las Cruces and other areas have discovered the advantages of filing for unemployment. Be sure to check on the resources available to you today


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