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It is most important to stay current on FHA home loan payments. But, the FHA mortgage process is not a one-mistake situation; your lender will work with you provided you can demonstrate a legitimate need and a desire to be financially responsible.

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What If I Have Delinquent Payments?

FHA Common Question 41?

It is most important to stay current on FHA home loan payments, but should you encounter trouble there are many options available. One of those options includes a special forbearance-a special arrangement based on your financial circumstances. This is not the same as a one-time payment from the FHA or a partial claim. The special forbearance can provide for a temporary suspension or reduced payment.

If you are in a situation where your living expenses have increased, you may qualify for this FHA assistance. You must contact your FHA approved lender to get started. You'll be asked to show proof of the increased living expenses including medical bills, bank statements and other paperwork to justify your claim.

The FHA mortgage process is not a "one-mistake" situation; your lender will work with you provided you can demonstrate a legitimate need and a desire to be financially responsible.

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