Benton PUD’s Low Income Discount Programs were recently expanded to reach more customers.
Income-qualified active military and veterans are now eligible for a discount on their electric bill. Customers with an income up to 225% of the federal poverty level can receive a 10% discount. A 15% discount is available for customers with an income up to 200% of the federal poverty level and 25% discount for customers with an income of up to 150% of the federal poverty level.
The new discount aligns with the discount programs offered by Benton PUD to low income senior and disabled customers.
“We are pleased to offer the discount to our military families,” said Chad Bartram, general manager. “We appreciate their service to our country.”
To qualify for the discount customers must provide proof they are currently serving in the military or previously served and were discharged with an honorable or general (under honorable conditions) discharge. Income verification is also required. Verification of military status and income will be performed by the Benton County Department of Human Services located at 7102 W Okanogan Pl in Kennewick.
Applications for each discount are available online at Benton PUD.org or by contacting Customer Service at (509) 582-2175 in Kennewick or (509) 786-1841 in Prosser.
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