Federal Benefits

The NMDVS has formed a strong partnership with the Albuquerque regional office of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to assist veterans living in New Mexico to obtain their earned federal VA benefits.

Click here to find your closest NMDVS field office.

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center

The Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center is located at 1501 San Pedro SE. Click here for more information about the facility, directions, and about the 11 statewide Community Based Outreach Clinics (CBOC’s) which can also provide health services.

The medical center is named after Marine 2nd Lieutenant Raymond Murphy, a former longtime director of the Albuquerque VA regional office. Murphy was awarded a Congressional Medal of Honor and a Purple Heart for a heroic rescue he led on February 3, 1953 during the Korean War. Click here to learn more about this incredible act of bravery.

Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE)

The mission of CVE is to improve the business climate for veterans, to minimize access barriers and to inform the public about the benefits of working with veteran-owned small businesses.  Click Here

Directory of Veterans Service Organizations

The VA’s online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of ways. Click Here

Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents 2009 Edition

Veterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These benefits are legislated in Title 38 of the United States Code. This booklet contains a summary of these benefits effective Jan. 1, 2009. Click Here

GI Bill Web Site

This is the official website of the GI Bill with information on educational benefits to veterans, service members, and certain dependents of disabled or deceased veterans wishing to pursue an education. Click Here

National Resource Directory

A collaborative effort between Departments of Defense, Labor and Veterans Affairs; network of care coordinators, providers and support partners with resources for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families and families of the fallen and those who support them.
Click Here

VA Seamless Transition Information – Operation Enduring Freedom / Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF)

For returning Active Duty, National Guard and Reserve service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Click Here

VHA Research and Development

For veterans interested in finding out what Research the VA is sponsoring. Click Here

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service

This website is dedicated to providing information about veteran benefits administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to veterans, employers, and the general public. Click Here

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lining of the lung, is caused by exposure to asbestos. Many veterans have been exposed to asbestos during their time in the military. Due to typically long dormancy periods, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can remain undetected for over a decade before any signs of illness is detected. An exposure of as little as one or two months can result in mesothelioma 30 or 40 years later. 

Santa Fe

New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Any veteran who served a minimum of 90 days consecutive active duty (other than for training), was honorably discharged, and is a legal resident of New Mexico qualifies for a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of their real property for county taxation purposes. This benefit is also available to non-remarried surviving spouses of a veteran who would have otherwise qualified for this benefit.

In lieu of the property tax exemption, this benefit can instead be used to obtain a 1/3 discount off a vehicle registration fee when registering a vehicle in New Mexico.

 

Property Tax Exemption Form
Affidavit of Loss Form
Veterans’ Property Tax Exemption

Any veteran who served a minimum of 90 days consecutive active duty (other than for training), was honorably discharged, and is a legal resident of New Mexico qualifies for a $4,000 reduction in the taxable value of their real property for county taxation purposes. This benefit is also available to non-remarried surviving spouses of a veteran who would have otherwise qualified for this benefit.

In lieu of the property tax exemption, this benefit can instead be used to obtain a 1/3 discount off a vehicle registration fee when registering a vehicle in New Mexico.

 

Property Tax Exemption Form
Affidavit of Loss Form

New Mexico Locations

Santa Fe

Address Change
New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services

407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

Albuquerque

Theresa Zuni
500 Gold Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505-436-4810
theresa.zuni@state.nm.us

Albuquerque

Gordon Shei
5201 Eagle Rock Ave NE/Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
(505) 383-2404
Gordon.shei@state.nm.us

Carlsbad

Dagmar Youngberg
101 N. Halagueno St.
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 885-4939
Dagmar.youngberg@state.nm.us

Clovis

Matt Barela
904 W. 6th Street
Clovis, NM 88101
(575) 762-6185
Matthew.barela@state.nm.us

Farmington

Beverly Charley
101 W. Animas St., Rm #104
Farmington, NM 87401
(505) 327-2861
Beverly.charley@state.nm.us

Grants

Tyrra Saavedra
515 E. High Suite C
Grants, NM 87020
(505) 287-8387
Tyrra.saavedra@state.nm.us

Hobbs

Dalton Boyd
2120 N. Alto Street
Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 397-5290
Dalton.boyd@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

J.R. Turner
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6620
Jr.turner@state.nm.us

Las Cruces

George Vargas
2024 E. Griggs Ave
Las Cruces, NM 88001
(575) 524-6124
George.vargas@state.nm.us

Las Vegas

Karen Abeyta
917 Douglas Ave
Las Vegas, NM 87701
(505) 454-0068
Karen.abeyta@state.nm.us

Raton

Gary Fresquez
200 N. 3rd St
Raton, NM 87740
(575) 445-8282
Gary.fresquez@state.nm.us

Roswell

Dalton Boyd
1600 SE Main ST Suite A
Roswell, NM 88203

Santa Fe

Jeff George
301 W. De Vargas St
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 827-7492
Jeff.george@state.nm.us

Silver City

Bradley Brock
11990 US HWY 180 East
Santa Clara, NM 88026
(575) 912-3166
Bradleya.brock@state.nm.us

Please make note of the following ADDRESS CHANGE:

New Mexico Department Of Veterans Services
407 Galisteo St., Room 134
Santa Fe, NM  87501

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