Steps to a reverse mortgage
Steps to a Reverse Mortgage
  1. Up Front Education
  2. Counseling
  3. Application, Fees & Disclosure
  4. Loan Processing and Underwriting
  5. Closing
  6. Disbursement of Funds
  7. Life of Loan Issues
  8. Settling the Loan Account
Disbursement of Funds

The homeowner has three business days after signing the papers to cancel the loan. (These three days are known as the "Right of Rescission" period.)

Upon expiration of this period, the loan funds are disbursed. The homeowner accesses the funds in the form of the payment option selected. Any existing debt on the home is paid off. A new lien is placed on the home. The homeowner may use the loan proceeds for any purpose.

The only exception to a homeowner's right of rescission is on a HECM for Purchase reverse mortgage. There is no rescission option on a purchase money mortgage.

You can choose to receive the money from a reverse mortgage all at once as a lump sum, in fixed monthly payments either for a set term or for as long as you live in the home, as a line of credit, or as a combination of these.

If you select fixed payments, you loan Servicer will disburse them on the first business day of each month.

As a borrower, you have the right to change your payment plan at any time. You simply request a new Payment Plan Agreement form from your Servicer. A change may include a small administrative fee of no more than $20.  Once the agreement is executed, the new payment plan will go into effect the first business day of the next month.

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