Low-Income Senior Citizen Discount Program
Seniors living year round in their homes and age 62 or older may qualify for the District’s low income, senior discount. To be eligible, seniors must meet income levels for the 2010 Federal Poverty Guidelines.
For 2012-2013, a household of any size at 125 percent of the income guideline (up to $18,388/year) qualifies for a 35 percent discount. Households between 126 to 200 percent of the income guideline (up to $29,420/year) are eligible for a 20 percent discount.
Eligible seniors wishing to participate need to present these documents at the District office:
- A 2011 tax return or, if an income tax return was not filed, a letter of non-filing from the IRS (first time applicants or applicants that have not previously provided a letter of non-filing only)
- Valid picture ID with birth date (first time applicants only)
- Copy of last year's social security income statement
Seniors currently receiving the discount or those who previously received an application packet, will receive a letter and application packet by mail sometime in May. Others should stop by or call the District office to request an application packet.
The new guidelines and discount rates begin July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. Call Kelly Solomon, Finance Specialist, at (360) 993-8803 with questions about the program.