FHA – Authorized Used Obligation: Am I required to count debt if my applicant is an authorized user but is not responsible for the payment of the account?

Answer: FHA requires that payments made by the primary account holder be documented for the last 12 months to disregard the monthly debt.  A credit supplement should not be necessary. Reference: 4000.1, II, A, 4, b, iv, (A) Accounts for which the Borrower is an authorized user must be included in a Borrower’s DTI ratio […]

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