County contracts with Benton PUD to provide discounted electrical service to low-income veterans, active military
 
Posted on Tuesday February 26, 2019
 
Benton & Franklin Counties Department of Human Services to screen low-income veterans and active military personnel for the PUD’s discounted electrical service.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 26, 2019

COUNTY CONTRACTS WITH BENTON PUD TO PROVIDE DISCOUNTED ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO LOW-INCOME VETERANS, ACTIVE MILITARY

Kennewick, WA – On Tuesday, February 26 the Benton County Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with Benton Public Utility District (PUD) to allow the Benton & Franklin Counties Department of Human Services to screen low-income veterans and active military personnel for the PUD’s discounted electrical service.

BACKGROUND
On January 9, 2019 the Benton PUD Commissioners approved a modification to the Low-Income Discount Program to include qualified veterans and active military customers. Individuals who believe they are qualified to receive the discount are required to complete a Veterans and Active Military Low-Income Discount Application.

The PUD recommended that the Department of Human Services process the applications, as the Department already administers the veteran’s assistance programs and are familiar with military income information and documentation. In addition, the documentation provided by applicants for the PUD’s discount program can also be used to qualify for the Counties’ Veterans Assistance Funds, making the process more streamlined and easier for applicants.

Any questions about this partnership can be directed to:
Kyle Sullivan, Administrator
Department of Human Services
509-783-5981 
     OR     Paula Ball, Director
Customer Programs & Services
509-582-2175

ABOUT BENTON COUNTY
Benton County is located in south-central Washington. The county seat is located in Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. Benton County was created on March 8, 1905 and was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton. Benton County operates under the plural executive form of government with three commissioners and seven other elected officials. Benton County has offices located in Prosser, Kennewick, and Richland. For more information, please visit our website. 

ABOUT BENTON PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT
Benton PUD has been serving our community as a trusted energy partner for more than seventy years.  Learn more about our day to day operations including annual strategic planning and budget as well as quarterly performance and resource planning.  Keep in the loop on the latest news and current happenings. 

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