Income-Qualified Senior Discount

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Senior citizens residing in Olathe may qualify for a monthly credit on City water sewer, and stormwater service charges.

  • A $4 credit will be applied toward the water and sewer service charge.
  • A $1 credit will be applied toward the stormwater fee.
  • Qualification must be renewed by the applicant every year.

The City has established the following criteria for qualification:

  • Applicants must be 65 years-of-age or older.
  • Applicants must have a total household income equal to or less than one-half the median income ($38,258) in Olathe, per the 2012 Census.
  • Applicants must reside at the address for which the discount applies.

The application process:

  • Applicants must complete an application at the Customer Service office, located at 1385 S. Robinson.
  • Applicants must provide proof of identity, age, and annual income.
  • The City will verify the applicant’s identity with a photo ID.

The City will accept the following documents as proof of age and identification:

  • Birth Certificate or naturalization papers.
  • Current photo driver’s license.
  • Photo identification card (federal, state, or local.)
  • U.S. military identification card.
  • Merchant Mariner card (issued by the Coast Guard.)
  • U.S. passport (issued by U.S. Department of State.)
  • Consular card or visa issued by a foreign government through its consulate offices or state department to nationals residing outside of such foreign nation regardless of their immigration status.
  • Other documents may apply.

The City will accept the following documents as proof of annual income:

  • Annual Social Security Benefit award letter.
  • Bank statement, if a monthly benefit is recorded by a direct deposit.
  • Most recent tax return.
  • Food Stamp Award document.
  • Document from any governmental agency qualifying the applicant for assistance.

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