(Albuquerque, NM) – The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) announced changes to the weekly certification option on the 1-877-NM-4-MYUI (1-877-664-6984) toll-free number effective Sunday, November 25, 2012. As part of the implementation phase of the new Unemployment Insurance (UI) system, the option to certify via 1-877-664-6984 will only be available Monday through Saturday. There will not be an option to certify for weekly benefits on Sundays via 1-877-664-6984; however, individuals can also certify seven days a week via the web at www.dws.state.nm.us on Sundays from 3 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Mondays through Saturdays from 3 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
“We are currently working on reaching out to individuals certifying for UI benefits to explain the changes to the 1-877-664-6984 self-service options and to stress the Sunday certification option via the web at www.dws.state.nm.us,” said Cabinet Secretary Celina Bussey. “Encouraging UI claimants to use the online system allows us to maximize the new functionality and potential of the online UI system coming in January.”