The New Mexico Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, known as NMWorks, is designed to help needy families achieve self-sufficiency. States receive grants to design and operate programs that accomplish one of the purposes of the TANF program.
The four purposes of the TANF program are to:
In general for this benefit program, you must be a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien or permanent resident, and have very low income. You must also be a resident of the state of New Mexico.
Eligibility for all programs is based, partially, on an individual's or a family's countable household income. These levels vary for different categories of eligibility but all are based on a percentage of the Federal Poverty Guidelines (FPL) as set by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Please view the Income Eligibility page for more details.