New York mandates a law that allows people who suffered food spoilage due to power loss to be reimbursed.
Affected Residents Can Claim $540 One-Time Payments
Power companies must provide customers with a $500 one-time payment. Those who experienced snowstorms around Christmas are the most eligible to receive this payment. There are ways and qualifications for you to be eligible to apply.
As stated in a post by the US Sun, the payments will be for residents who experienced power loss for 72 consecutive hours or longer. The payment will be available for both residential customers and small businesses. The applications can be filed online through the National Grid’s website or personally through New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) company.
$235 can be claimed if you provide an itemized list of items lost with the price of the spoiled item, according to NYSEG. Respectively, $540 will be awarded to those who will provide proof containing the lists and pictures of receipts.
More Deadlines Coming in January
If you’re not eligible for refunds in New York, you’ll have to see other deadlines for January. T-Mobile customers are to start preparing for there will be rebates coming. The telecom giant already agreed to pay 76 million totaling to $350 million over an alleged cyberattack in 2021.
In New Jersey, renters and homeowners are eligible for up to $1,500 according to the New Jersey Department of Treasury. The payment amount and eligibility will depend on income.
- Homeowners making up to $150,000: $1,500
- Homeowners making between $150,000 and $250,000: $1,000
- Renters making up to $150,000: $450
Other than that, you must have owned or rented a home on October 1, 2019, and filed or be exempt from state taxes. Applications must be submitted by no later than Jan. 31.