To receive a computer from PCs for People a potential recipient must be below the 200% poverty level or be currently enrolled in a government assistance program. Nonprofits are also eligible recipients of technology and can learn more here.

Persons in Family 
  Max Allowed Income

Here are some examples of programs that are eligible:

  • Adult & Child Mental Health Case Management
  • Employment Services
  • Medical Assistance (bring a document that says "MA" or "Medical Assistance" on it)
  • MinnesotaCare 
  • Food Support or Financial Assistance
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Social Security Disabiltiy (SSD)
  • Section 8 or other Federal Public Housing Assistance
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • The National School Lunch Program's "Free Lunch" Program
  • A current Second Harvest Heartland Commodity Supplemental Food Program card
  • Head Start
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Note: Medicare alone does not work as proof of income. If you receive Medicare, you must still bring another item listed to prove that you qualify.

For households that qualify under the net income test (200% poverty level) the following documentation will be acceptable as part of the application process:

  • The prior year's state, federal or tribal tax return (a W2 form is not acceptable)
  • Three consecutive income statements from an employer or paycheck stubs within the current calendar year
  • A Social Security statement of benefits
  • A Veteran Administration statement of benefits
  • A retirement/pension statement of benefits
  • An Unemployment/Workmen's Compensation statement of benefits
  • Federal or tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance
  • A divorce decree, child support, or other official document