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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.

Who is eligible for the LWA program?

New Mexico must follow the federal guidelines for this program. Eligible individuals include recipients whose weekly benefit amount is at least $100 per week in the following unemployment-related assistance programs:

  • Unemployment Insurance or Compensation (state benefits)
  • Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (13 weeks federal extension)
  • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (federal self-employed unemployment)
  • Extended Benefits

In addition, individuals must self-certify that they are unemployed, or partially unemployed, as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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