NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – Disaster unemployment assistance is now available for New Mexicans impacted by the fires. It’s available for anyone who cannot work because of the fires.

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People can apply at evacuation shelters, any Workforce Connection Center, or by calling the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center at 1-877-664-6984. Proof of employment/self-employment must be submitted no later than 21 days after filing for a DUA claim.

The following documents will be accepted as proof of employment:

  • Payroll voucher or check stub closest in date to the last work week
  • Employment and earnings statement from employer with name, address and contact information
  • Written statement from employer
  • Business records (bank statements, business receipts, licenses, advertisements, invoices, appointment books, financial statements)

The deadline to apply is June 15. Assistance is available through Nov. 5.