The homeowner has
three business days after signing the
papers to cancel the loan. (These three
days are known as the "Right of Rescission" period.)
Upon expiration of this period, the loan funds
are disbursed. The homeowner accesses
the funds in the form of the payment
option selected. Any existing debt on the
home is paid off. A new lien is placed on
the home. The homeowner may use the
loan proceeds for any purpose.
The only exception to a homeowner's right of rescission is on a HECM for Purchase reverse mortgage. There is no rescission option on a purchase money mortgage.
You can choose to receive the money from a reverse mortgage all at once as a lump sum, in fixed monthly payments either for a set term or for as long as you live in the home, as a line of credit, or as a combination of these.
If you select fixed payments, you loan Servicer will disburse them on the first business day of each month.
As a borrower, you have the right to change your payment plan at any time. You simply request a new Payment Plan Agreement form from your Servicer. A change may include a small administrative fee of no more than $20. Once the agreement is executed, the new payment plan will go into effect the first business day of the next month.