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The Latest News From HSD

Extension of SNAP emergency benefits will continue in May

Emergency benefits end 30-days after the end of the Public Health Emergency Clients should ensure their contact information is up-to-date   SANTA FE  – New Mexicans receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will continue to receive...

Applications for economic relief payments for non-filers open May 2

State to deliver millions in rebates, economic aid this summer SANTA FE - The New Mexico Taxation & Revenue Department and Human Services Department are partnering to deliver income tax rebates and economic relief payments signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan...

Human Services Department holding Rapid Hire Events Tomorrow

SANTA FE – The Human Services Department (HSD) is conducting a series of Rapid Hire events across the state to find dedicated New Mexicans who want to help others in need, and find purposeful meaning in a job. In partnership with the Department of Workforce Solutions,...

New Mexico to deliver $1.4 million in food assistance

Benefits allocated for 21,400 school students SANTA FE – Families for 21,328 New Mexico students will receive benefits on April 10, to reimburse them for free and reduced-price school meals missed due to COVID-related absences. Approximately, $1,479,931 in Pandemic...

Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program

New Mexicans in need encouraged to apply SANTA FE – A new water benefit, the Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), is available to help households with water and wastewater costs, announced the New Mexico Human Services Department. LIHWAP is a...