THOUSANDS of Americans are eligible to claim exemption checks worth at least $400 — but the deadline to apply is less than a week away.
Eligible low-income New Mexico residents have until 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, to apply for the funds administered by the New Mexico Department of Human Services.
The state began accepting applications at 9 a.m. on Sept. 26
The fourth stimulus is sent thanks to the legislature for approving $10 million in emergency aid.
“Many low-income families in New Mexico have suffered significant economic and personal losses,” said Angela Medrano, deputy secretary of the HSD.
“These funds will help people in our communities who need the extra money to feed and house their families.”
Speaking to KRQE News 13, HSD Communications Director Marina Piña said, “Depending on the number of eligible applications, the funds may be distributed accordingly.
“We hope we get a good amount of requests so that we can serve the people who need it most.”
How to qualify and apply?
In addition to being a low-income New Mexico resident, you must submit the following information:
- First name and surname
- Bank account and routing numbers
In addition, you must provide either a diving license number, social security number, or individual taxpayer identification number
Applications can be submitted online through the “YesNM” portal.
The exact income ranges for eligibility are not clear, but DHS previously issued the following statement to The Sun: “Payment eligibility and amounts are subject to the availability of funds and will be given first to the lowest-income applicants. are provided.
“All applicants’ incomes are assessed and payments are made to the lowest-income applicants as they meet all eligibility requirements such as a New Mexico resident and an NM DL#, ITIN or SSN,” it added.
Once applications have been submitted, you will receive a confirmation number.
The DHS said applicants will receive a “final decision” on whether or not to receive benefits.
For those who qualify, direct deposits are the fastest to receive the funds.
Those who do not provide bank details will receive their payments through the mail, which will be sent in late November.
The New Mexican DHS provides services to more than one million residents through government benefit programs, including Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families.