Qualifying for a reverse mortgage is surprisingly easy. The borrower(s) must be at least 62 years of age, own their own home, and occupy the home as their primary residence. There are no income, credit score, or health qualifications to meet.
Qualifying for a reverse mortgage is less complex than a typical home equity loan. Approval for a reverse mortgage is based on a sliding scale tied to the homeowners’ age and the appraised value of the home, not on credit history, employment or income. It is mandatory that borrowers seek counseling, ideally with other family members present, to discuss the best fit for their needs.
See related FAQ: What are the reverse mortgage rules or requirements?