Apply For New Mexico TANF

This page provides the New Mexico TANF eligibility requirements. Applicants must meet both state and federal guidelines for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Individuals who apply for TANF must meet the monetary and non-monetary state guidelines, complete work-related activities, provide paternity information about the children in the household and report as required by the state.

New Mexico residents who qualify for welfare are required to furnish information such as citizenship, income, resources, and age. Only household members who are eligible can receive New Mexico welfare benefits. Read on for more information about applying for TANF. If you have additional questions or issues about this program, then contact TANF New Mexico.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known in New Mexico as NMWorks, provides a monthly cash benefit to be used to meet basic family needs such as housing, utilities, and clothing costs.

Who can receive TANF funds?

To qualify for TANF, a person must:

What happens once I return my application?

You will be asked to come in for an interview with an eligibility worker in about ten days. Your assigned worker will give you a list of things you need to provide. This information will tell your worker about you and your household so he or she can determine if you qualify for cash assistance. Bring as much of the requested information as you can to the interview. This will help us to help you faster.

If, after your interview, you need to provide more information, your worker will make a list of things you need to do. Your worker will explain the time allowed and ask you to gather the information as soon as you can. If later, you still need more time, or you can't get the information required, let your worker know as soon as possible.

When will I know if I can get cash assistance?

You will be notified by letter within 45 days as to whether or not your cash assistance was approved. If you do not agree with the letter, you can ask for a Fair Hearing on the decision. Remember, our job is to serve you. It is our policy to ensure that everyone who applies for and qualifies for cash assistance receives these benefits in a timely manner and in accordance with the law.

How will I receive my monthly allotment?

Each month your cash assistance allotment will be deposited into an Electronic Benefits Card. Like a debitcard, you can use the EBT card to withdraw cash or purchase items your family needs. Click here for more information about the EBT card.

New Mexico Employment Search

Part of the requirement, while on the TANF program, is finding a job to help sustain your financial needs. New Mexico provides an online job site for you to search for employment. You can view the job site by clicking here.

Apply Online For New Mexico TANF

If you have questions about applying for TANF benefits, or you want to see if you can apply for TANF Georgia online, then visit the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families website here.