To have money be put into your PayPal account, you must verify your account. Otherwise, PayPal may do one of two things:
1. Hold the money until you verify, or
2. Decide to not give it to you at all
I should also point out, that you do NOT need to add a credit card or give if a personal identification card (driver's license, state i.d., etc) as I did not have to do that. Just verify through email and it should work.