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
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Food Support or Financial Assistance (SNAP card works as proof if your name is printed on the front)
  • 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