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To transform lives. Working with our partners, we design and deliver innovative, high quality health and human services that improve the security and promote independence for New Mexicans in their communities. 


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The Latest News From HSD

Extension of emergency SNAP benefits will continue in October 2021

SANTA FE – New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their household size for the month of October, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department. SNAP recipients...

Applications open Tuesday, Oct. 12, for $1.4 Million in economic relief

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department will begin accepting applications Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, for economic relief assistance from New Mexico residents who: Did not qualify for federal pandemic stimulus payments, and Did not receive a July 2021 state of...