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2 Eligible and Ineligible Organizations

2-1 Evaluation of Eligibility

In reviewing an application for authorization to mail at the Nonprofit Standard Mail (nonprofit) rates for one of the eight types of organizations listed in 2-2.1, the USPS examines an organization's supporting documentation to verify the following:

The organization's primary purpose. The organization must be both organized and operated for a qualifying primary purpose. An organization that incidentally engages in qualifying activities is ineligible for nonprofit rates.

The organization's nonprofit status. An eligible organization may receive authorization to mail at nonprofit rates if it meets these two financial conditions:

- The organization is not organized for profit.

- None of the organization's net income is intended to benefit any individual or private stockholder.

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