Understanding the Home Loan Payment Relief Process
NavyArmy is committed to helping home loan members experiencing financial hardships. Currently many of our members are experiencing financial difficulties from the impact of COVID-19. We’re here to help!
Please watch this informative video for a brief overview of payment assistance options.
Where do I start?
We strongly encourage utilizing our Loan Solution Center to avoid long phone hold times!
Step 2: Understanding your COVID-19 Home Loan Payment Assistance
Temporary Hardship typically results in a forbearance. Here's what you need to know about a forbearance:
- Payments are suspended for 90 days
- No late fees are accessed for 90 days
- No negative credit reporting for 100 days
The suspended payments will be due in full. It is difficult right now, to predict the impact or time it will take to recover from this COVID-19 pandemic. If your financial situation is stabilized before the 90 days and you are able to pay your payments as agreed, thank you!
Step 3: Return signed Forbearance Agreement
A Forbearance Agreement will be mailed to you. You will be required to return the signed and dated Forbearance Agreement before the date shown on the agreement. Please view the Sample Forbearance Agreement in order to know what to expect. All borrowers must sign and date the agreement.
The signed and dated forbearance agreement can be returned using any of the following methods:
- Submit and Complete by using our Loan Solution Center secure portal
- Email form directly to Loss Mitigation at [email protected]
- Fax to 1-847-574-7569 / Attention: Loss Mitigation
- Mail to:
Loss Mitigation, Mail Stop LMP1710
1 Corporate Drive #3601
Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Frequently Asked Questions:
Will there be a charge to get help
- No. There should never be a fee to obtain assistance or information about foreclosure prevention options from your mortgage servicer.
- Never send a mortgage payment to a company other than the one listed on your monthly mortgage statement.
- Beware of scams and anyone offering to help you for a fee.
When can I speak with a home preservation specialist?
Home preservation specialists are available Monday – Friday, 9 am to 5 pm CST.
What is a Forbearance Agreement?
Temporary Hardship typically results in a forbearance or repayment plan. Here's what you need to know about both programs and how they help you get through a temporary hardship.
How does a forbearance work?
A forbearance plan reduces or suspends the amount of your regular monthly mortgage payment if a life event is expected to decrease your cash-on-hand soon. More often, it is used in times of temporary hardship, like unemployment.
How does this benefit you?
For a specific period, a forbearance plan can provide short-term mortgage payment relief until you're in a better financial situation.
- You must contact us on a monthly basis to provide regular updates on your financial status.
- At the end of the forbearance period, the payment amounts that were suspended or reduced during the forbearance period accrue and are expected to be paid current. At that time, we'll work with you and review your financial situation to see if you're able to repay the forbearance amount, or if a long-term option like a loan modification is available to you.
Will my credit be affected during a forbearance?
Loans that are in forbearance with missed payments will NOT be reported to credit bureaus. Borrowers that do make their regular payments will be reported regularly.
How does a repayment plan work?
- Missed payments are divided into manageable amounts and spread out over time.
- By catching up as soon as possible, you keep a temporary problem from having longer-term effects.
- It may be less damaging to your credit score than a foreclosure sale.
During the repayment period, your payments may be much higher than your regular payment amount. We'll need to make sure your income can support those payments before starting your plan.
Permanent (long term) Hardship typically results in a loan modification. Here’s what you need to know about a loan modification and how it can help you get through a permanent (long term) hardship.
What happens after the Forbearance Period has expired?
The suspended payments will be due in full. It is difficult right now to predict the impact or time it will take to recover from this COVID-19 pandemic. If you recover and can afford to pay your payments as agreed, thank you!
If you are unable to pay your payments and need more time or other alternatives, please contact us at 1-800-622-3631 or visit our Loan Solution Center to request additional assistance.