Client Eligibility & Privacy
Individuals become eligible for New Mexico Medicaid when they meet the specific criteria for one of the Medicaid eligibility categories. The links below give basic information about these eligibility categories. The actual process of determining eligibility is complex because numerous financial and non-financial factors are considered.
Regulations for New Mexico's Medicaid programs are promulgated by the Human Services Department, Medical Assistance Division. The Department's Income Support Division offices make eligibility determinations for Medicaid, except for those categories administered by the Children, Youth and Families Department, the Social Security Administration, and the Premium Assistance programs.