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Utility Discount Program (UDP)
UDP offers income-qualified customers a 50% discount on their Seattle Public Utilities bill and a 60% discount on their Seattle City Light bill. With the discounts, customers save an average of $1,200 a year.
If you’ve received a bill or a notice that your account is past due, and you can’t pay the full amount right away, then you can make a payment plan. A payment plan allows you to pay the account balance in scheduled installments to avoid further collection action. Check the eligibility guidelines and apply online.
Emergency Low-Income Assistance (ELIA) Program
The ELIA program has been improved with expanded eligibility and more flexible benefits. ELIA participants may receive assistance up to 100% of their bill, maxing out at $200. Check the new eligibility guidelines to see if your household qualifies.
If you have received a shut off notice, please know that your power will not be shut during the Emergency Declaration. Call (206) 684-3000 to talk through options for payment plans and other assistance.
Office of the Governor Resource Center
Governor Jay Inslee has provided resources state-wide to help communities combat financial impact during the COVID-19 crisis. Click on the following topics to learn more:
Seattle's Office of the Mayor Resource Center
Mayor Jenny Durkan has provided resources to provide financial relief and support for Seattleites and Seattle-based businesses. Click on the following topics to learn more: