To receive services 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.

ATTENTION: Documents accepted for proof of eligibility will require a date and may include other changes starting June 1, 2016. EBT cards and pay stubs will no longer be accepted.

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Persons in Family 
  Max Allowed Income


Here are some examples of programs that are eligible:*

  • Adult & Child Mental Health Case Management
  • Employment Services
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Food Support or Financial Assistance (a dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
  • Head Start
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medical Assistance (bring a document that says "MA" or "Medical Assistance" on it)
  • MinnesotaCare 
  • The National School Lunch Program's "Free Lunch" Program
  • A current Second Harvest Heartland Commodity Supplemental Food Program card
  • Section 8, Federal Public Housing Assistance, Group Residential Housing (GRH) 
  • Social Security Disabiltiy (SSD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Note: Medicare alone does not work as proof of income. 

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)
  • The 3 most recent (consecutive) income statements/paycheck stubs from an employer
  • 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

If you are eligible, you can purchase computers online, or come to one of our offices where computers are available for a donation ranging from $0 to $150.

*Any proof of eligibility is subject to approval by PCs for People staff. Additional documents may be required to unquestioningly prove income or enrollment in government assistance program.


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