Fuel prices have spiked again nationwide, affecting millions of households and individuals. Gov. Lujan Grisham announced this past Wednesday, May 18, that approximately $200 million in household relief would be sent to the hundreds of thousands of taxpayers across New Mexico. 

Individual taxpayers are set to receive at least $250 in financial assistance and those who file joint returns are set to receive at least $500. Another round of financial aid will be distributed in August and taxpayers will receive the same amount of money depending on their joint returns. 

New Mexicans who do not file state income taxes are also set to receive financial assistance based on their income levels. Non-filers are asked to apply for a one-time relief payment of $500 or $1,000 based on family size. Applications for non-filers can be found on the Human Services Department website and the approximate deadline for applications will be May 31, 2022, or funding is still available to be distributed. 

Direct deposit payments are set to roll out this week and checks will follow the upcoming week. 

New Mexicans who were relocated by the ongoing fires across the state have multiple options for receiving physical checks. Residents in evacuated areas can contact their local post office directly on receiving checks. 

These funds are intended to help New Mexico families and individuals with necessities such as grocery prices and other everyday expenses due to the nationwide inflation. 

For more information on financial relief payments and how to receive a rebate, please visit the press release by the Office of the Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham down below.