On January 6, 2022, the Department of Veterans Affairs published Circular 26-22-02 regarding the updating of VA Form 26-0592, Counseling Checklist for Military Homebuyers (Cx3521). Circular 26-22-02 states:
“Each active-duty Service member who applies for a VA-guaranteed home loan must be counseled through the use of VA Form 26-0592, Counseling Checklist for Military Homebuyers. VA Form 26-0592 has been updated to include information pertaining to recent changes in VA home loan policy and law. Specifically, the checklist now explains how Veterans with a pre-discharge claim pending can pursue exemption from the VA funding fee. It also includes direction for active-duty Service members awarded the Purple Heart to provide documentation of the award to be considered for VA funding fee exemption.”
VA Form 26-0592 dated before December 2021 should be discontinued immediately. The new Dec 2021 version of VA Form 26-0592 is now on Stage servers and will be live on Production servers on January 13, 2022. If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please contact Client Support at 1.800.497.3584.
Update: Per client request, the Lender label underneath the Lender signature line is being modified to read “(Lender’s Signature) (Date)” to more closely match the model form. This change will be made immediately.