Early Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative: New Mexico

Research Report

Early Lessons from the Work Support Strategies Initiative: New Mexico

Abstract

Work Support Strategies (WSS) is a multiyear, multi-state initiative to implement reforms that help eligible low-income families get and keep a full package of work support benefits, including Medicaid, nutrition assistance (SNAP), and child care assistance. This report describes New Mexico's accomplishments and lessons learned during the initiative's first year. During this year, the state was heavily focused on development of its new automated eligibility system. In addition, New Mexicos redesign of its eligibility process, undertaken prior to WSS, served as an example for other WSS states.

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