What do you use to verify teacher, student, veteran, or first responder status? December 24, 2019 19:08 Updated We use a third-party called ID.me to verify your group status. Learn more about ID.me here. Related articles How do I apply for a free membership through Thrive Gives? How does Thrive Gives distribute free memberships? Do I have to provide personal information in order to apply for Thrive Gives? I submitted my Thrive Gives application and have not received an approval email. What is ID.me and why do I need to enter my information through ID.me?