Advance Health Care Directives

The New Mexico Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act enables an individual to prepare an Advance Health-Care Directive, which is a written document signed by a competent person granting someone authority in a power of attorney to make health-care decisions.
Download Advanced Directive NM PDF

Optional Form (pdf)

Aging & Disability Resource Center

To promote the independence and dignity of adults and persons living with disabilities, and their families.



Albuquerque Dept. of Senior Affairs, “Home Services Program”

Offers a wide variety of programs for seniors, including:

714 7th St. SW
Albuquerque, NM  87102
(505) 764-6400

Cancer Legal Resource Center

The Cancer Legal Resource Center (CLRC) is a joint program of the Disability Rights Legal Center and Loyola Law School. The CLRC provides free and confidential information and resources on cancer-related legal issues to cancer survivors, their families, friends, employers, health care professionals, and others coping with cancer.


New Mexico Resources:


Law Access New Mexico

Statewide telephone Legal hotline. 1-800-340-9771 (statewide) or 998-4529 (Albuquerque)
Guardianship helpline number in Albuquerque: (505) 217-1660 / Statewide: 800-980-1165

The mission is to provide respectful, efficient, high quality legal advice, brief service and referrals to eligible low-income New Mexicans over the telephone and help remove barriers to the justice system.

Lawyer Resources for the Elderly

Providing legal information, advice, brief services, and referrals to all New Mexico residents 55 years of age and older


Legal Aid - New Mexico

New Mexico Legal Aid is a nonprofit law office providing free legal representation to poor people throughout New Mexico in civil cases to increase access to the justice system for vulnerable populations and preserve basic legal rights including safety, financial stability and shelter.

National Cancer Legal Resource Center

The NCLRC promotes access to healthcare and seeks to increase the availability of legal services for people living with cancer, their families and caregivers.

New Mexico Statutory Power of Attorney

Estate and Legal Financial Issues:

Senior Citizens Law Office:

4317 Lead SE, Suite A
ABQ, NM 87108

Senior Citizens' Law Office is dedicated to providing free legal advice to seniors age 60 and older in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia Counties, New Mexico

New Mexico Resources

Disability Rights New Mexico

Disability Rights New Mexico is a congressionally mandated service run as a non-governmental non-profit organization. Disability Rights New Mexico is made up of advocates and attorneys who represent the interests of persons with disabilities.
1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE, Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Tele/TTY: (505) 256-3100
Fax: (505) 256-3184
State-wide Toll Free: 1-800-432-4682

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

Information on Unemployment Insurance; Veterans Employment Service. Contact:

Federal Employment Information

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Find Information about laws, regulations, enforcement and litigation.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit.

Americans with Disabilities Act Homepage

What is the Americans With Disabilities Act?

The Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Q&A)


United States Department of Labor

COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act)

ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)

HIPAA (Portability of Coverage)


Social Security Disability

Social Security Administration

The Social Security disability insurance program (sometimes referred to as SSDI) pays benefits to you and certain family members if you worked long enough and paid Social Security taxes.

Download Application

Compassionate allowances are a way of quickly identifying diseases and other medical conditions that invariably qualify under the Listing of Impairments based on minimal objective medical information.

State of New Mexico Department of Human Rights

1-800-566-9471 (toll-free in New Mexico) or 505-827-6838

The Human Rights Bureau is a neutral agency created to enforce the New Mexico Human Rights Act. The Bureau accepts and investigates claims of discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, ancestry, sex, age, physical and mental handicap, serious medical condition, disability, spousal affiliation, sexual orientation and gender identity in the areas of employment, housing, credit or public accommodation.

State of New Mexico – Governor’s Commission on Disability

Official Statement on Disability Law in New Mexico.

National Association of Disability Representatives

To hire a paid representative in a Social Security Disability Claim/Appeal. - 1-800-747-6131



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First published: 01 September 2010

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