PUD offering discounts to low-income and senior customers

In the coming year, energy assistance programs offered by Snohomish County Public Utility District will help about 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 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). 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 $28,264.

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

  1. I need assistance with my PUD cost. Presently the cost of PUD is putting my family in financial distress. I am 66 yrs. old and am disabled from advanced non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and have only SSI as my income. I desperately need help.

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