October 15, 2013 |

PUD Low-income and senior energy assistance available

Programs estimated to help more that 17,000 struggling senior citizens and low-income customers

In the coming year, Snohomish County Public Utility District expects its energy assistance programs to help more than 17,000 senior citizens and low-income customers struggling with their electric bills. The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent, or 60 percent off PUD electric and water bills. The discount percentage that a customer receives depends on their income level.

As of October 1, 2013, the low-income discount is available to PUD customers who have a household annual income that is below 125 percent of the federal poverty level ($29,438 for a family of four). Also eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $27,381.

For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit www.snopud.com (click on “Your Account”) or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.

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