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Bellevue offers utility costs relief for low-income seniors

The City of Bellevue is offering low-income seniors (62 and older) and low-income permanently disabled persons relief on their utility costs for water, wastewater and drainage.

Rate Relief offers up to 75 percent off utility costs for seniors and permanently disabled persons who meet specific residency and income guidelines. The form of relief and household income guidelines depend on how utility costs are paid.

• If a person pays a Bellevue utility bill directly, you may qualify for a rate reduction on your 2013 utility bills if your 2012 household income was $30,070 or less for one person or $34,375 or less for two persons.

• If your utility costs have been paid through rent or other third party, you may qualify for a rate rebate check on 2012 utility costs

if your 2011 household income was $29,480 or less for one person or $33,700 or less for two persons. Additional requirements apply. Complete

program guidelines and application materials will be available in February at www.bellevuewa.gov/ utilityrelief.htm or by calling Bellevue Utilities at 425-452-6932. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2013.

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