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SECTION 36 – LOAN POLICY – REVERSE MORTGAGES

  1. A loan policy insuring a Reverse Mortgage (as identified in Section 280 and 280-a of the Real Property Law) may not be issued in an amount less than the “Loan Amount” as shown on the HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application or the Direct Endorsement Approval for a HUD/VA- Insured Mortgage. In the event that neither the HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application or the Direct Endorsement Approval for a HUD/VA-Insured Mortgage are available, an amount equal to the “Loan Amount” as shown on the final loan application shall be used.

  2. Upon the request of the insured, the policy may be issued in an amount greater than the minimum amount of insurance set forth in (A) above, but: (i) no greater than the Maximum Claim Amount on Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECM) insured by HUD, or (ii) in all other types on Reverse Mortgages loans, no greater than the property’s appraised value as used by the lender in connection with the making of the loan.

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