What date must be entered in Block 9 of the claim form for HECM Claim Type 21?

For a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Claim Type 21, the Mortgagee must insert in Block 9 on the claim form (“Date of Possession and Acquisition of Marketable Title”) the later of either:

  • the date of possession, when eviction is required;
  • the date of the foreclosure sale;
  • the date title is obtained by a third-party bidder; or
  • the date the Redemption Period, if applicable, has ended.

For more information see Mortgagee Letter 15-10 available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/letters/mortgagee
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Topic Number: KA-02422