The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) said today, June 23rd, anyone needing help with overdue bills should call their utility as soon as possible before the disconnection ban ends on July 31st.
Today’s announcement says to ask your utility about all of the following.
- COVID-19 assistance funds
- Payment plans
- Budget billing
The UTC approved $40 million in COVID-19 assistance funds to help energy and natural gas customers struggling with their utility bills. Your utility can tell you if you are eligible. You may be eligible even if you have received other assistance or been denied assistance previously.
In addition to the COVID-19 assistance funds, many utilities have other assistance programs available for low-income customers.
If you need help talking to your utility, call the UTC at 1-888-333-WUTC (9882) for assistance.