Federal-State Extended Benefits (FDEB2)
New Mexico’s Total Unemployment Rate has gone below 6.5 percent and as a result, per state statute, the extended benefit period for Federal-State Extended Unemployment Benefits (FDEB2) will end on February 19, 2022, regardless of remaining weeks or benefit balance. More information available here.
New Mexico’s unemployment rate had triggered the state onto an extended benefit period in 2021. Claimants who expired/exhausted benefits for standard unemployment (STUI), PEUC or PEUC-A may have been eligible to apply for Federal-State Extended Benefits (FDEB2) to receive up to 13 additional weeks of benefits. Individuals who received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) are not eligible for this extension.
To be eligible to apply for FDEB2 benefits, you must:
- Have exhausted (zero balance) your standard unemployment (STUI) claim
- Reached the end of benefits for Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC or PEUC-A)
- Have a benefit year end (BYE) date after 7/3/2021
- Have not collected FDEB1 benefits
- Have been determined eligible under your STUI claim
If one or more of the conditions listed above are met, you will receive an "Apply for Extended Benefits" link on your claimant homepage.
You may qualify to receive the following if you are found monetarily eligible for FDEB2:
- Up to 13 weeks of benefits
- Weekly Benefit Amount based on standard unemployment claim
For questions about FDEB2, contact the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center at 1-877-664-6984, Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm.