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A visualization of HSD's social impact measures is shown. These measures translate HSD customer cases processed into the impact on the communities we serve. The total amount of SNAP benefits issued are converted to an estimated number of meals provided to New Mexicans. The number of New Mexicans with access to healthcare is generated by looking a the number of individuals with Medicaid coverage. The total number of TANF cases shows how many families were provided shelter and other necessities. The total cases of LIHEAP support provided shows how many homes were heated and cooled for New Mexicans. Child support collections shows the amount supporting each individual child every month.
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Learn more about HSD's Social Impact Measures

A description of the measures and monthly data that can be viewed at the state or county level are available on the HSD Scorecard website.

HSD Customers March 2021

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The Human Services Department provides services and benefits to 1,100,445 New Mexicans through several programs including Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Support, and several Behavioral Health Services.

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The Latest News From HSD

Extension of maximum SNAP benefits will continue in June 2022

New Mexicans able to purchase ready-to-eat foods from deli department through July 12, 2022 due to wildfires SANTA FE – New Mexico households receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits will continue to receive the maximum amount for their...

Application sites added to apply for disaster food benefits

Sites available in Mora and Holman    SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) announced two additional application sites for the public to seek disaster food Benefits (D-SNAP) today. The sites, located in Mora and Holman, New Mexico, join the...

Disaster food benefits available for victims of New Mexico Wildfires

Applications for individuals and families in five New Mexico counties will be accepted starting next week SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced today that New Mexicans who have been affected by the recent wildfires that began in April may be eligible to...

Temporary hot food benefits for all SNAP recipients due to wildfires

New Mexicans temporarily able to purchase ready-to-eat foods from deli departments SANTA FE – Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients are temporarily able to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption with their Electronic Benefit...