PSE’s Bill Discount Rate

Our Bill Discount Rate (BDR) program provides you with ongoing help on your monthly energy bill. Depending on your household income and household size, you can save 5% to 45% a month on your bill.

There is one simple application to fill out. In most cases, no proof of income is required to apply. And the application only takes a few minutes to complete online. If you’ve received energy assistance in the past, it’s likely you qualify.

If you have already applied you can view your application status.

See if you're eligible!

Find out if you qualify before applying. Just provide your household's gross monthly income, number of people in your household and the county where you live. After learning your preliminary status, complete the online application below.

  • Learn more about our income guidelines

    Enrollment is available to qualifying residential PSE customers. Eligibility is based on your household’s gross monthly income (income before any deductions or taxes), number of people in your household and where you reside. To qualify your household income needs to be 80% or less of area median income (AMI) in the county you live in.

    What’s Income

    Alimony/Child Support
    Capital gains
    Earned wages/salary
    Foster care payments
    Military pay
    Rental income/Royalties
    Self-employment income (after expenses)
    Social Security
    Social Security Disability (SSDI)
    Student Aid/Scholarships
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    What’s not income

    Energy Assistance
    Income for people in high school or under 18
    Income tax refunds/credits
    One-time cash gifts
    Reverse mortgage
    Section 8 or housing subsidies
    WIC benefits

    Our income guidelines can be found here. If you have any questions about calculating your income, requirements of the program, or need help applying, email us at or give us a call at 888-225-5773. We’re here to help.

Additional financial assistance

You may also qualify for additional assistance programs. In fact, by applying for Bill Discount Rate, we will automatically start an application for HELP, our bill assistance program.

Both Bill Discount Rate and HELP provide significant discounts to customers who qualify, based on their household size and income. A single application takes two minutes to complete. No additional documentation is required.

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