Do You Need Help With Your Power Bill?

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Statistics show that energy rates rise by a 33.3% index per year, leading to a lot of people struggling to keep up with their bills. A report from the Energy Information Administration shows that 31% of all American households struggle to pay their power bill in full at least once in their lifetime.

Organizations have been set up to bring help towards paying for power bills to anyone who is struggling. However, you need to research organizations near you and meet its terms and conditions to get the aid.

DoNotPay understands your struggle and has developed a fantastic tool to ease your woes and help you find . Sign up on our website to get the full benefit of the DoNotPay Negotiate Bills product.

Understanding Your Power Bill

Before setting out to pay for a bill, you need to understand it and learn how to cross-check the authenticity of the bill. Here is a simple guide on how to understand your power bill.

Every power bill has two distinct parts –

Overall summaryThe overall summary contains the following details:
  • Basic account information
  • Bill summary
  • Current charges
  • Electric price
Breakdown of your energy consumptionThe breakdown section includes the following details:
  • Usage profile showing the total kWh of power used in previous months and the kWh usage for the current and previous month, alongside your usage for the same month in the previous year
  • A meter reading showing the date the meter was read and your current and previous meter readings; the difference between the two is your usage for the month
  • A breakdown of services and their prices

Check for Errors in Your Power Bill

Now that you know how to read your power bill, you need to check for errors to avoid paying excess. The errors might occur through the following:

  1. Duplicate items
  2. Services you didn't receive
  3. Services you don't recognize
  4. Charges that your insurance should have covered

If you find any errors, you can mail the bill back with a note pointing out why you did it.

Organizations That Can Help With Power Bill

I need help with my power bill! This is probably a constant alarm in your mind. The good news is that there are organizations that are out to help you.

Despite receiving the correct bill, financial constraints might make it hard to pay your bill on time. To avoid being discontinued from your power services, you can opt to find help from organizations to manage your bill.

There are federal, state, and non-governmental organizations that offer help with power bills and other sorts of bills. The following organizations offer grants to pay bills:

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)The Catholic Charities of AmericaUnited
The Salvation ArmyWish

Ask For An Extension Date For Your Power Bill

If you are struggling to pay your power bills and can't find an organization that can offer , you can opt to ask for an extension date or waiver on your bill payment.

Contact your power service provider and submit a written request for an extension. Your request must be supported by valid reasons why you cannot pay your bills on the agreed date.

If you are unable to apply for the extension on your own, utilize the DoNotPay Get Help With Bills Product and apply for the extension with just a few clicks of the button.

Ask For a Waiver on Late Fees for Power Bill

If you are late on a bill payment, you can also ask for a waiver on the lateness fee you have incurred. To apply for a waiver, email, send a letter, or call your power service provider to present your case.

In instances where you cannot apply for the waiver on your own, DoNotPay is ready to help. Once you sign up, we will draft a letter and send it to your service provider requesting a waiver on all your lateness fees.

How to Negotiate a Power Bill on Your Own

You can negotiate for your power bill payments through a financial adviser or apply as a low-income family in government programs. There are different ways of negotiating power bills on your own, including

  • Ask for a discount or a payment plan from your power provider
  • Apply for financial aid to get help with your power bill
  • Apply for a loan or grant to pay your bill
  • Ask for a waiver on late fees
  • Pay for your power bill with your credit card

The easiest and most convenient way of negotiating your power bills is through the DoNotPay services.

How to Get Power Bill Assistance With DoNotPay

Applying for help with power bills is not one of the most smooth processes. The success of such an application is hindered by the number of people needing the services and the terms and conditions of each organization.

DoNotPay gives you the most straightforward way to find power bill help, apply for it, or lower your bills.

Here is how DoNotPay can help lower your bills:

  1. Go to the Negotiate Bills product on DoNotPay.

  2. Choose whether you want us to call and negotiate your bill for you or send a bill negotiation letter on your behalf.

  3. Provide the details that will help us negotiate your bill including the company name and how much your current plan costs.

  4. Enter your contact information, including email, address, and phone number.

Leave all the work to DoNotPay! We'll fight for a lower bill for you.

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