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Do claimants have to receive more than $100 in weekly unemployment benefits in order to receive the extra LWA benefits?

No. The $100 requirement is specific to weekly benefit amount.

If an individual is eligible for a minimum weekly benefit amount of $86 and receives a dependency allowance of $25 they will be eligible to receive LWA benefits.

If your weekly benefit amount is $100 or more but you receive less because you are earning wages, you are still eligible to receive LWA benefits if your weekly amount is at least $1.

If I am eligible, when will I receive the LWA benefit?

LWA benefit payments in New Mexico started to go out the second week of September. This benefit payment will be separate from regular weekly benefit payments. Benefits will be paid retroactively for those determined eligible.

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