Energy Assistance

Low-Income, Senior or Disabled Discount

To ease the financial burden caused by energy costs on Benton REA’s low-income senior or disabled residential members, Benton REA offers a discount of $28 each month to qualifying members.


  • Combined annual household income that is equal to or less than 200% of the Washington State poverty guideline for two-member households.
  • Applicants must be 62 years of age or older. The age criteria for qualification under the program can be waived if the applicant provides proof of disability through a current “Social Security Administration Retirement, Survivors and Disability Insurance Statement” for the applicable period.

To apply for this discount please fill out the application below. Applications can be dropped off at a Benton REA office, mailed to PO Box 1150, Prosser, WA 99350 or emailed to For questions or assistance contact our member experience representatives at 1-509-786-2913.


Power To Care Program

Benton REA’s new bill assistance program, called Power To Care, allows members to round up their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar, donating the spare change to a fund that helps fellow members pay their past-due electric bills, enabling them to keep the lights on.

Members who have a residential account with a past-due balance and have a combined gross household income equal to or less than 200% of the federal poverty guideline are eligible to apply. 

Bill assistance will be granted as a credit on the electric account of the qualifying member once per calendar year. The amount of assistance depends on the family size, household income and amount due on the electric account.

For more information visit our Power To Care webpage. 

Community Energy Assistance Programs

For other financial assistance, members can contact their local Community Action Committee. Other help may be available from community organizations. 

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