The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) is offering a return-to-work incentive payment to New Mexico Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients. Individuals who accept employment between July 4th and July 31st, 2021 and retain the employment through August 28, 2021 are eligible to receive up to $1,000 from the NMDWS. Individuals are only eligible to receive the stimulus payment if they forfeit their Unemployment Insurance and retain their employment through August 28th, 2021.
The state program will also help with different costs associated with returning to work such as childcare, transportation, and other living costs that stem from reducing Unemployment Insurance following the report in income. Costs associated with returning to work can vary depending on the individual.
Beginning on July 4th, 2021 if you were currently receiving Unemployment Insurance and report to the NMDWS that you received employment you will receive a one time payment of $1,000 if you still have the same job as of August 28th, 2021. The support payment will be adjusted depending on your start date.
The claimant will not receive payment after August 28th, 2021 if they file for Unemployment within the period. Applications can report their new employment during the weekly certification within the New Mexico Unemployment Tax & Claims System. More information can be found here Return-to-Work Support Payment (state.nm.us)