Thousands of senior citizens and low-income customers will receive help with their electric bills this year through energy assistance programs offered by Snohomish County Public Utility District.
The programs currently provide reductions of 20 percent, 40 percent or 60 percent off PUD electric and water bills. The discount percentage that customers receive depends on their income level.
Currently, 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 ($30,313 for a family of four). Senior citizens are also eligible for discounts if they are 62 years old or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $28,264.
Income thresholds are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, click here.
For an application or more information about the PUD’s assistance programs, customers should visit the PUD’s website and click on “Your Account” or call Customer Service at 425-783-1000.
Ratepayers can also help low-income customers by donating to Project Pride. All customer donations will go directly to customers in need. You can learn more about the program here.
Project Pride is administered by St. Vincent de Paul. If you are seeking help from Project Pride, call St. Vincent de Paul at 425-374-1243, or visit their office at 6424 Broadway in Everett.