Does this app help you get extensions on late bills?

Does this app help you get extensions on late bills?

With the current crisis, many people have found themselves struggling to make ends meet. While many companies and landlords have taken the current economic climate into account many others have not. This has left a lot of people not only fearing for their well-being but also leaving them feeling like they have no recourse in the matter. A lot of people can’t afford legal representation in the best of times but now that seems so out of reach. That’s where an app for your smartphone can possibly help you navigate the rough legal waters you may now be facing.

DoNotPay is an app that is an AI-assisted program that offers legal counseling for $3 a month. It was originally designed to help people fight parking tickets but has since added services that include canceling free trials for you, dealing with robocalls, getting the best deals on airline tickets, and initializing lawsuits in small claims court. Now, the app is offering a service that will reach out to companies or landlords and ask for extensions if you fall behind in your bills due to the pandemic. If the first request is denied, DoNotPay will send out a second request citing state and local laws if they apply.

While DoNotPay may offer hope in a time where hope seems to be in short supply, it is not a guarantee that it will be successful in getting you any extensions. However, it may be a very good start for people who need such help. Unfortunately, it’s only available on Apple’s iOS operating system. If you do not own an Apple device, try reaching out to a relative or friend who may own an iPad or iPhone who would be willing to let you borrow the device or who will run the app for you.

(H/T to The Verge)