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How To Apply for Disability in New Mexico

Facts and resources about New Mexico's Social Security Disability process.

To find your local Social Security field office, Disability Determinations Services office, or an Office of Disability Adjudication and Review in New Mexico, click here.

File for Disability in New Mexico

Applying for Social Security Disability in New Mexico is just like applying in any other state. This is because the disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), are federal programs run by the Social Security Administration (SSA). You can file a claim in one of three ways.

  • Online: You can file by yourself online on the SSA's website
  • Telephone: You can file over the phone by contacting the SSA's toll-free customer service line at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778)
  • In-person: You can file directly at your local Social Security field office.


State Statistics

The following information is about Social Security Disability in New Mexico.

Resident Population 1,271,086
Percentage of Population on SSI 3.1%
Percentage of Population on SSDI 5.4%
Average Monthly SSI Payment $487.69
Average Monthly SSDI Payment $1,050.46


Appeal Hearings

New Mexico has a total of 2 hearing offices to serve its residents as well as 19 administrative law judges (ALJs) who attend hearings and make decisions. Even though New Mexico has a slightly higher approval rate than the national average, the applicants of New Mexico generally have to wait longer for their hearing date and a final verdict after the hearing.


New Mexico National
Avg. Hearing Wait Time 15.5 Months 14.8 Months
Average Processing Time 530 Days 490 Days
Cases Approved 45% 43%
Cases Denied 37% 37%
Cases Dismissed 18% 19%


Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Department of Public Education is the group responsible for New Mexico's Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The VR offers services to people with disabilities such as job seeking, job preparation, and job maintenance. Anyone can apply for VR services but must meet the disability requirements to prove one truly needs assistance. Those who are already receiving disability benefits from either Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) qualify for VR services. Contact your local VR office for assistance.

State of New Mexico

Public Education Department
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Office locations:

Social Security Field Offices, DDS & ODAR

In the state of New Mexico, there are 10 Social Security Field offices, 1 Office of Disability Determination Services and 1 Office of Disability Adjudication and Review to provide assistance to the residents with their Social Security needs.

In 2013, a disabled claimant of New Mexico would receive either: an average of $1,050 in SSDI benefits per month or an average of $487 in SSI benefits per month.

If you have any questions regarding the Social Security Disability application process or want to know the status of your application, please contact your relevant office below.

New Mexico Social Security Field Offices

Albuquerque Office

4300 Cutler Ne
Albuquerque NM 87110

Carlsbad Office

2302 W Pierce
Carlsbad NM 88220

Clovis Office

1208 Arcineiga Dr
Clovis NM 88101
(866) 931-9945

Farmington Office

4650 N Butler
Farmington NM 87401
(866) 931-7656

Gallup Office

2070 East Aztec Avenue
Gallup NM 87301
(505) 722-7749

Hobbs Office

501 East Bender Blvd
Hobbs NM 88240
(575) 393-7357

Las Cruces Office

2141 Summit Court
Las Cruces NM 88011
(866) 563-9294

Las Vegas Office

2520 Ridge Runner Rd
Las Vegas NM 87701
(505) 425-3517

Roswell Office

500 N Richardson
Roswell NM 88201
(866) 563-9470

Santa Fe Office

1922 5th Street
Santa Fe NM 87505
(866) 571-8130


New Mexico Disability Determination Services

Albuquerque Office of Disability Determination Services

P.O. Box 4588
Albuquerque, NM 87196
Phone: 505-841-5600

New Mexico Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Albuquerque Office of Disability Adjudication and Review

Suite 200
555 Broadway, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Telephone: (866) 731-3998
Fax: (505) 346-7862
eFile Fax: (877) 559-1913
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Services the following Social Security Field Offices:

NEW MEXICO: Albuquerque, Carlsbad, Clovis, Farmington, Gallup, Hobbs, Las Cruces, Las Vegas, Rio Rancho, Roswell, Santa Fe