How to Claim for an SCE Power Outage Reimbursement

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Claim Your SCE Power Outage Reimbursement With Ease Using DoNotPay

Power, cable, and internet outages can lead to significant losses. Your business operation may be halted, leading to lost revenue. A power outage can also cause injuries, equipment damage and food stored in the fridge can go stale. Because you shoulder the financial burden, you can claim your to cover your losses.

But it's not easy. You first need to prove the loss and petition the SCE for a refund, which is daunting if you have a busy schedule or don't know where to start. Don't be discouraged because DoNotPay is here to help. We'll help you file your claim, whether it's a power, cable, or internet loss.

Check for SCE Power Outage for Reimbursement

If you've experienced power loss or some parts of your neighborhood are affected, you can quickly check your power outage status using your home address. The SCE maintains an online power outage center that offers valuable resources for checking power outages within your neighborhood. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Visit the SCE power outage online page (
  2. The page features a power outage map indicating the affected areas. Check your outage status by entering your address, county, city, or zip code in the search section on top of the map.
  3. Click an icon on the map to gather further insights about the outage - whether the outage has been reported, the cause of the blackout, and whether repairs are ongoing.

If you experience an extended outage, SCE also suggests various discounted accommodation options to stay during ongoing power maintenance.

Will SCE Pay for Ruined Food in Freezer If Power Outage Occurs?

After a blackout is restored, there's usually a claims process for residents to get their SCE reimbursement for lost food during a power outage. The electricity company evaluates claims on a case-by-case basis with no cap on the reimbursement fee.

However, SCE will require any claimant to submit supporting documents or evidence when filing a claim. Here are the documents you'll need when filing the claim:

  • A document listing the spoiled food
  • Receipts or other documents indicating the costs

How to Get Compensated for an SCE Power Outage

Southern California occasionally experiences significant unplanned power blackouts. Businesses usually report lost revenue and damaged equipment, while homeowners may express their frustrations due to appliance damages and spoiled food in the fridge.

You can file a power loss claim by following the guidelines highlighted on the SCE website.

Go to the SCE website and visit the Filing Your Claim page. Instead, you can contact the company directly at (800) 611-1911. The steps below offer an overview of the claims process for residents seeking SCE replacement food during a power outage:

When filing your claim for SCE or DTE power loss, gather all the evidence/supporting documents, and ensure you retain the original copies of the submitted documentation. You can file your claim in two ways:

OnlineYou can easily file your claim online. The SCE requires claimants to follow four easy steps when making the filing. Ensure you have the required documents and evidence to support your filing such as images and files.
Mail, email, or faxIf you prefer using one of these methods, you'll first have to fill out a residential claim form and submit it to the SCE, including the supporting documents. When submitting by email, attach the form and upload pieces of evidence and supporting papers. If by fax, ensure all the attached documents include your personal details: name/business name, service account number, phone number, and email address.

Here are the addresses for submitting your claim for each of the methods specified above:

  • Mail address: Southern California Edison Company, Claims Department, PO Box 900, Rosemead, CA 91770
  • Email address:
  • Fax: (626) 569-2573

Avoid Stress by Filing SCE Power Outage Reimbursement Using DoNotPay

Suppose you can prove that an SCE or Oncor power outage has resulted in lost wages, property damage, or personal injury. In that case, DoNotPay can help you get your Southern California Edison power outage reimbursement. Besides, we also offer a more straightforward and faster means of filing for losses incurred due to cable and internet outages with a 100% success rate.

Are you ready to claim your SCE power outage reimbursement? Follow the following steps and file your claim in 10 minutes with DoNotPay.

If you want to get compensation for an outage but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 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.

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