What Are The Eligibility Requirements?

You must be out of work through no fault of your own to be eligible for benefits. To receive continued benefits, you must be able, available and actively seeking work in order.

In New Mexico, your claim is based on wages you earned in a 12­month period and never based on wages for the last three months prior to filing your claim. You must have wages in two different quarters of that 12­month period. There are legal minimums that must be earned during this period, but generally, anyone who works five months will be monetarily eligible.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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