You must be out of work through no fault of your own to be eligible for benefits. To receive continued benefits, you must be able, available and actively seeking work in order.
In New Mexico, your claim is based on wages you earned in a 12month period and never based on wages for the last three months prior to filing your claim. You must have wages in two different quarters of that 12month period. There are legal minimums that must be earned during this period, but generally, anyone who works five months will be monetarily eligible.
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