How to Get Your Money Back from a Mississippi Power Outage Quickly

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How to Get Refunds and Loss Coverage for Mississippi Power Outages

Power outages in Mississippi are something everyone is prepared for. Between tropical storms and the local terrain, there's always a line down somewhere, and almost every house in the state experiences one or more outages a year. However, if you have been charged for that time or have experienced losses as a result of a power outage, you have options. This is particularly true if your provider is Mississippi Power.

Mississippi Power outage coverage is something the company is prepared to provide in several ways - but only if you know how to ask. Like most power companies, they don't come to you for loss reimbursement or bill recovery. And if you don't have time to argue through email and customer service phone trees, DoNotPay is here to help.

How to Get Refunded for Downtime from a Mississippi Power Outage

Here are a few things to remember if you want to  get refunded for a power outage downtime.

How long did the outage last?The longer an outage lasts, the more likely you are to get a refund for the outage downtime. If the outage was unannounced and lasted longer than two hours, look into a refund on that time in your Mississippi Power bill. If the outage lasted half a day or more than a day, you absolutely deserve a refund for any charges during that time.
How is your bill calculated?Power bills can be calculated in several ways. If you pay a monthly fee in addition to a usage fee - or were charged for power usage during the outage! - then you should claim that refund as you were unable to access power during this time.

File a Complaint Request with Mississippi Power for an Outage Refund

To get a refund on your bill from a Mississippi Power outage:

  1. Contact Mississippi Power customer service through your online account
  2. Confirm the date and times of your power outage beginning and end.
  3. Prove you were charged for outage time
  4. Request a refund on that charged outage time
  5. Be prepared to threaten to switch power providers - this can empower your rep to escalate the solutions available.

How to Get Compensation for Damaged Equipment or Lost Work Time

If you have suffered losses beyond being charged for power during a power outage, don't hesitate to claim compensation. If your equipment was damaged due to a power surge through the lines, you may get compensation by filing a complaint with Mississippi Power. You may also find compensation through a homeowner's insurance claim or by filing a lawsuit through small claims court, if necessary.

If the power outage caused you to lose income or business due to being cut off from your work, you may be able to reclaim those damages by filing a lawsuit with the local small claims court.

How to Get Paid Back for Charges or Losses During a Mississippi Power Outage

Of course, just because there are options doesn't make them easy or create extra time for you to handle the hassle. No one has time for hours of arguing on the phone and through email with customer service to make your power bill right. A few people have the patience to file and win their rightful damages through the local small claims court. That's where DoNotPay can help.

We make it our business to handle tedious legal and financial matters so you don't have to. Just tell us when and where the outage happened, detail your losses, and we'll help you take care of the rest. No one should have to "soak" being charged for power during an outage or suffering losses due to a major power outage. Let us help you get your money back from a Mississippi Power outage.

How to get compensation for an outage using DoNotPay:

If you want to get compensation for an outage but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in these 9 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Outage Refunds product on DoNotPay.

     

  2. Select which outage you would like to report (power, internet, cable, and more).

     

  3. Select your energy provider and enter your account number.

     

  4. Indicate when the outage started and how long it lasted.

     

  5. Verify your account information.

     

  6. If you want to be reimbursed for losses related to a power outage, choose whether you want to be reimbursed for personal injuries, damaged property, or both.

     

  7. Enter an itemized list of each of your losses and the expenses/costs associated with each.

     

  8. Upload documents or photographic evidence that proves your losses. Also, add the names of any witnesses who can attest to your losses if possible.

     

  9. Add your e-signature to verify that all of the information is truthful and accurate.

     

DoNotPay Can Help with Outage Losses Across Companies and States

The DoNotPay outage service can help you with more than just a Mississippi Power outage. We can help with your outage losses no matter which power company you contract with or where you are located. Do you have other properties with losses or power outage charges? Do you have friends or family who has suffered losses from power or internet outages? We can help.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

Here at DoNotPay, we want to help you handle as many hassles as possible. Here are a few more ways we can make your life easier and help save you money in life's little (and big) frustrations.

No one should have to just deal with being overcharged or absorb losses from a power outage outside your control. Let us help get your money back and recover damages. We'll compile the paperwork and spend those hours on the phone so you can focus on the things that really matter in your life.

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