september,2021

sepHelp with Energy Bills

Event Details

The statewide moratorium on utility disconnections ends on Sept. 30.

What to do

If you are past due on your energy or water bills or facing shutoff after Sept. 30:

  • Call your energy and water provider to ask what program will work best for your situation
  • Families and individuals at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level can receive $2,500 per year for bill assistance
  • Utilities must waive late fees through March 29, 2022
  • Providers cannot shut off services to anyone seeking assistance with their gas or power bill. The state utility commission can impose penalties on companies who violate that law.

State agency contacts

Washingtonians can learn more about the assistance available and what to do if they are past due and facing shutoff by contacting the WUTC by email consumer@utc.wa.gov or by calling the WUTC hotline at 1-888-333-WUTC (9882). To learn more, visit www.utc.wa.gov/CovidHelp.

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