PCs for People require photo identification and income documentation for program qualification. Acceptable documents for income documentation fall into two categories: 

  1. Proof of current enrollment in an income-based government assistance program OR 
  2. Tax documentation of household income under 200% of the federal poverty level (relative to household size) OR
  3. Tax documentation of household income 60% or below the area median income or AMI. You can locate your AMI based on your address using an online tool provided by Fannie Mae and then calculate 60% of that number for the cutoff.

Please note we do not check citizenship or immigration status.


Acceptable forms of Photo Identification

  • Driver's license or state ID card for non-drivers
  • Passport
  • Formal ID card (such as veteran or student)
  • Company or work-issued identification

Qualifying Income-Based Assistance Programs

Documents must be dated within the last year and/or show current coverage at the date of submission. Any proof of eligibility is subject to approval by PCs for People staff. Additional documents may be required to unquestionably prove income or enrollment in a government assistance program.
  • 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)
  • Social Security Disability (SSD)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Pell Grant

Qualifying Income Documentation

For households that qualify under the net income test, 200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) based on household size or income 60% or below the area median income for their location. The following documentation will be accepted as part of the application process:

  • 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

Annual benefits must meet the FPL guidelines.

Persons in Family
Max Allowed Income

Eligibility Documentation NOT Accepted

  • Hand-written documents
  • Tax returns where the applicant is claimed as a dependent
  • Medicare 
  • W-2 forms or Pay Stubs
  • Bank statements with deposit records
  • EBT app screenshots
  • Notices to reapply for a benefit

How Do I Submit Documentation? 

There are three ways you may choose to send in your eligibility documentation:

  • Upload online [preferred]
  • E-mail as an attachment to internet@pcsforpeople.com