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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Low-income seniors can get utility rate reductions and rebates

The City of Bellevue offers a utilities rate reduction or rebate to qualifying low-income seniors and people with disabilities. City staff will meet with residents to determine their eligibility Feb. 1 to April 15. Those who received a rebate or reduction in 2006 need to reapply for 2007.

The rebate is available for qualifying renters while the rate reduction is available for qualifying homeowners. To qualify, a resident must be disabled or over 62 years of age, have lived in Bellevue for most of 2006, pay utility bills and have an income of $25,118 or less if single; and $28,840 or less if a married couple. A household of four can make up to $35,277. Senior and disabled renters who do not actually pay a utility bill, but pay through their rent, can also receive a rebate.

Appointments are being taken at multiple sites: City Hall, Crossroads Mini City Hall, Factoria Mini City Hall and the North Bellevue Community & Senior Center. After April 30, applicants can apply at City Hall through Nov. 30.

For more information, see Bellevue TV's It's Your City segment about utilities rebates  or call Utilities at 425-452-5285.

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Utilities Department
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Phone: 425-452-7840
E-mail: utilities@bellevuewa.gov?cc=mmay@bellevuewa.gov

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