Winter is coming, and with winter comes higher utility bills. Programs like LIHEAP and PSEHelp run through agencies such as Hopelink, Centerstone and Multi-Service Center can be very helpful in paying those bills, but applicants can access it only once a year, and it can sometimes be difficult to get an appointment.
However, utility discount programs are available to everyone who meets the requirements, and they provide year round savings. Most discount programs are for water bills only, and many of those are just for low-income older adults or customers who are permanently disabled. The city of Seattle’s utility discount program is particularly helpful because it offers a discount on multiple utility bills, and it is available to all low-income customers. Additionally, a few cities offer a utility tax rebate where the city will reimburse low-income customers the tax assessed to the utility company on the collected utility charges.
Click here to search all the utility discounts and rebates in King County.