Many families receive assistance from PUDs every year, including Snohomish County. The company is committed to helping seniors and low-income customers who are having difficulty paying their bills. It offers discounts and assistance to these groups to help them make ends meet. The financial assistance and credit programs offer a discount of 20, 40 or 60 percent depending on the program, the applicant’s qualifications and circumstances. Scholarships and other forms of financial aid may be offered to help pay for college.
This means that if you are a senior citizen and your household income is less than 125% of the poverty line set by the government, you may be eligible for discounts and assistance. Senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older are eligible for additional discounts and savings, provided they also meet certain low income guidelines. These discounts are offered by PUD throughout the year. The program provides qualified low-income customers with reductions of 20 to 60 percent on their monthly bills. You can save money on your electric and water bills with this discount.
Project PRIDE is a Snohomish County Public Utility District program that helps people in the community with resources and support. This is partly paid for by people who give money and gifts and by the workers themselves. The Project PRIDE program can help low-income customers pay their utility bills and avoid disconnection. It is funded by voluntary donations from people who contribute to PUD. The American Red Cross of Snohomish County Washington is also a part of the program.
The Project PRIDE program provides emergency financial assistance to low-income individuals and families who are struggling to pay their energy bills. This money will help with a small part of what they need to pay for their monthly energy bills. Most of the financial assistance for heating homes is provided from October through April. The PUD Customer Assistance Program is mostly funded through customer contributions and donations, and is managed by the American Red Cross of Snohomish County. They offer financial assistance to those in need. Applicants need a notice that their Snohomish County PUD service is being disconnected. This means that the family cannot have received any money from the federal government’s low income home energy program. Please call 425-252-4103.
PUD employees also fund Helping Hands, another resource. Low-income senior citizens can use funds to help pay their heating and utility bills.
The Snohomish County Public Utility District budget payment plan was designed to help people budget and plan their future expenses by making bill payment easier. This means that customers will pay the same amount each month. This budget plan is always available to customers who owe nothing. It is not important how much someone earns or how old they are. You can choose budget billing as long as you have a valid account and a zero balance.
This means that it is advised that customers should have one year of service at their current address before starting this plan. It is a good idea to get a second opinion on your medical bills to make sure that you are being charged the right amount. If you want to know more or sign up, you can call or go to any PUD office in person. Customer service representatives can provide you with a quote for a monthly payment over the phone or in person, and can answer any other questions you may have.
To reach Snohomish County PUD, call 425-783-1000. There are other programs like LIHEAP or weatherization that can help you save money on your energy bill.