Information on TANF New Mexico Program. New Mexico TANF is also called New Mexico Family Assistance
TANF New Mexico is a support service for New Mexico families. The purpose of TANF (Temporarily Assistance to Needy Families) New Mexico is to provide financial and medical assistance to needy dependent children and the parents or relatives with whom they are living. Eligible TANF households receive monthly cash and Medicaid benefits. TANF uses state funds to provide cash assistance to families.
Under TANF, eligible adults are limited to receiving benefits for a total of 60 months in their lifetime, including months of TANF-funded assistance granted in other states. Once this limit is reached, that adult and all members of his or her FA household are ineligible to receive any more TANF benefits. The 60 months need not be consecutive, but rather each individual month in which TANF-funded benefits are received is included in the lifetime count
Do You Qualify for TANF New Mexico?
To qualify for New Mexico TANF:
- you must be a resident of New Mexico,
- either pregnant OR responsible for a child under 19 years of age,
- a US national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident,
- have low or very low income,
- and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.
TANF New Mexico Application Process:
To apply online, please visit the YES New Mexicoonline application portal.
For additional application information, visit the Apply For Benefits page.
Program Contact InformationTo learn more about the program, please visit the Human Services Department – TANF page.
You may also use the Office Locator Map to find a service center near you.You can also visit the Office of Family Assistance Help for Families TANF Program Contacts page to find the appropriate state contact(s).