Are you eligible?

Though we wish we could provide low-cost technology to everyone, we focus our efforts on  internet solutions and computer access for individuals who need it most.

To shop with us, customers must be currently participating in a government-based assistance program or have a qualifying household income (less than 200% of federal poverty guidelines (see chart below) or 60% of area median income). Before completing your purchase, PCs for People requires photo identification and income documentation to ensure that customers meet our eligibility criteria.

To shop with us, you'll need:

1

Photo identification

2

Proof of current enrollment in an income-based government assistance program OR documentation of current household income (under 200% of the federal poverty level or 60% of area median income)

Please note, we do not require proof of citizenship. 

1. Acceptable Forms of Photo Identification

Driver's License or State ID Card

Passport

Formal ID Card (Veteran or Student)

Company or Work-Issued Identification

2. Proof of Income

Acceptable documents for income documentation fall into two categories: qualifying income-based assistance programs OR qualifying income documentation. 

Qualifying Income-Based Assistance Programs

To make the eligibility process go as smoothly as possible, please make sure your documents are dated within the last year and/or show current coverage at the date of submission.

  • Adult & Child Mental Health Case Management
  • Employment Services (only if income-based in your state)
  • Extended Foster Care
  • Food Support (a dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
  • Financial Assistance, such as GA, TANF, etc. (a dated letter showing current eligibility is required)
  • Head Start
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Medicaid or Medical Assistance (bring a document that says “MA” or “Medical Assistance” on it)
  • The National School Lunch Program’s Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • Section 8, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Group Residential Housing (GRH)
  • Section 42, Low Income Housing Tax Credit unit or other HUD low income program
  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Pell Grant

Qualifying Income Documentation

For households that qualify with 200% federal poverty level (FPL) or 60% area median income (AMI), please submit one of the documents below as proof of income. Annual benefits must meet the FPL/AMI guidelines.

  • The prior year’s state, federal, or tribal tax return (W2 forms or pay stubs are not acceptable)
  • A Social Security statement of benefits 
  • A Veteran Administration statement of benefits (VA cards alone are not accepted)
  • A retirement/pension statement of benefits 
  • An Unemployment/Workmen’s Compensation statement of benefits 
  • Federal or tribal notice letter of participation in General Assistance

Area Median Income Guidelines

The area median income (AMI) guidelines are determined by region and change annually.

Federal Poverty Level Guideline Chart

Family Members –– Max Income Allowed

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$27,180

$36,620

$46,060

$55,500

$64,940

$74,380

$83,820

$93,260

Once you have your documentation ready, there are three ways to send it in:

1

Upload online when placing an order

2

By email:

3

By fax:

651-666-1045

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 a government assistance program.

Have any questions?

Visit our support center to learn more about eligibility requirements and submission process.