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Does the electric company generally give a leeway for payments?

Our electric bill is going to be 2 days overdue and I have this fear of getting our power shut off. Does the electric give a little leeway before they send a disconnect notice?


Asked by sweetpea532 at 1:19 PM on Jun. 18, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Absolutely they do, they give an extra statement's worth then additionally they send out a disconnect notice. If you've been really great payers or at least alright payers on your bill with them, give them a call and just tell them your paying them on c date instead of a. It'll all be ok. Don't worry.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:21 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • see I am on a payment plan and I just worry. Dh says not to worry but you know us moms!

    Answer by sweetpea532 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • here is the way ours works. If it is due on the 5th, you have until the 15 until they will cut it off. But if you call by the 15th, you can extend an extra 10 days. You can do that everymonth as long as you call and keep the arrangements after they are made. Us to you were allowed only to extend it twice a year after your 10 day grace period. But generally everycompany has the grace period.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:49 PM on Jun. 18, 2009

  • if you call them and explain your situation and let them know you can pay x amount they generally work with you. Don't however wait until the last minute to call.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 3:24 PM on Jun. 18, 2009