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 ssa.gov.
- 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.
The following information is about Social Security Disability in New Mexico.
|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|
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.
|Avg. Hearing Wait Time||15.5 Months||14.8 Months|
|Average Processing Time||530 Days||490 Days|
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
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
4300 Cutler Ne
2302 W Pierce
1208 Arcineiga Dr
4650 N Butler
2070 East Aztec Avenue
501 East Bender Blvd
Las Cruces Office
2141 Summit Court
Las Vegas Office
2520 Ridge Runner Rd
500 N Richardson
Santa Fe Office
1922 5th Street
New Mexico Disability Determination Services
Albuquerque Office of Disability Determination Services
P.O. Box 4588
Albuquerque, NM 87196
New Mexico Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
Albuquerque Office of Disability Adjudication and Review
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: