State extends application period for $15 million in economic aid

Applications for Economic Relief Payments open until June 30 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Human Services Department (HSD) and Taxation & Revenue Department have partnered to deliver new economic relief payments to low-income New Mexicans that were approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham during the 2023 legislative session. The application period has been extended until June 30, to allow more New Mexico families to apply for economic relief payments. 

Low-income New Mexicans who do not file income tax returns are still eligible to apply for an economic relief payment. The Legislature allocated a total of $15 million for economic relief payments, and these funds will be available to low-income applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Low-income individuals who do not file income tax returns will be able to apply for an economic relief payment through HSD’s YES-NM website at The deadline was extended to 5:00p.m. on June 30, 2023. to allow non-filing New Mexicans more time to apply for a relief payment. The original deadline to apply was June 23. 

“Inflation has affected many low-income New Mexico families by increasing the costs of food, housing and other daily necessities,” said Kari Armijo, acting secretary for the New Mexico Human Services Department. “We want every New Mexican who is eligible to take advantage of this opportunity and build on these resources, especially for those in need.”  

To apply, New Mexicans will need the following information:  

  • One of the following: New Mexico driver’s license number, individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN) or social security number.  
  • New Mexico residential address and/or mailing address.   
  • Direct deposit information (U.S. bank account number and routing number) if available.  

“There is still time for New Mexicans who don’t file a tax return to apply for a relief payment,” said Stephanie Schardin Clarke, secretary of the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department. “But even if someone isn’t able to get an application in on time, they will still have the option of filing a 2021 Personal Income Tax return through May 2024.” 

New Mexicans who have filed a 2021 state income tax return should not apply for the relief payments. Those families will automatically receive rebates in late June. Taxpayers cannot receive both a rebate and a relief payment.   

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