Martin Lewis energy hack helped couple reclaim £600

A couple has revealed how a tip from Martin Lewis led to them receiving a £600 payout from their energy provider. And the hack, from the recent MoneySavingExpert.com newsletter, could help millions more.

The team at Martin Lewis' site highlighted the success story of Amelie who had followed the MSE founder's advice on claiming back their energy credit. If you pay your energy bills by direct debit, your supplier will take your annual costs, based on your average use and divide it by 12 to work out your monthly payments.

According to a post on the MSE website, this method smooths out your bills so you are not facing sky-high bills in the winter when your energy use will likely be higher. Essentially, you build up energy credit in the summer and use it in the winter.

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However, if your usage is lower than anticipated then you could accumulate a significant amount of energy credit in your account, which you can claim back if it is too much.

However, this depends on what time of year it is. Martin Lewis, who has also recently shared advice for people going abroad on holiday, has previously stated that more than a month's worth of credit in your energy account in May - so two months' worth - is too much and you should ask your provider for some of it back, reports the Mirror.

For instance, if your direct debit is £150 a month, and you have £300 credit sat in your energy account, then you should ask for £150 of it back. If you have less, then you should keep the credit in your energy account.

If you have less, then Martin has previously suggested you may also want to increase your monthly payments to cover yourself.

Have you managed to reclaim a hefty sum in energy credit from your supplier?

Drop us a line at mirror. money.

saving@mirror.co.uk and tell us about it.

Amelia reached out to the MSE team, praising Martin for his "detailed" guidance on the right times to claim back energy credit. She found the advice incredibly useful, knowing precisely when to approach her provider and how to insist on a refund if they hesitated.

In her note, Amelia expressed her gratitude: "Thanks for your detailed explanations on gas and electricity and what time of year it makes sense to be in credit and debit. My partner and I were able to secure a £600 repayment. Initially, our supplier suggested we leave the money in our account, but after I explained why that wasn't a good idea, they agreed to process the refund. We received the funds in just a few days. I've always considered myself quite financially astute, but your tips are on another level."

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Have you managed to reclaim a hefty sum in energy credit from your supplier?

Drop us a line at mirror. money.

saving@mirror.co.uk and tell us about it.

Amelia reached out to the MSE team, praising Martin for his "detailed" guidance on the right times to claim back energy credit. She found the advice incredibly useful, knowing precisely when to approach her provider and how to insist on a refund if they hesitated.

In her note, Amelia expressed her gratitude: "Thanks for your detailed explanations on gas and electricity and what time of year it makes sense to be in credit and debit. My partner and I were able to secure a £600 repayment. Of course, our supplier at first suggested leaving the money in our account and only after I explained to them why it didn't make sense did they say 'OK'. We had the money in our account within days. I've always thought I'm money-savvy, but your tips are next level."