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.