Can borrowers change a Single Disbursement Lump Sum payment option to another HECM payment plan?

No. When a borrower selects the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Single Disbursement Lump Sum payment option, he/she cannot change to another payment plan option after loan closing because the amount of available funds is zero.

For more information see Mortgagee Letter 14-11 at

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Topic Number: KA-04304