Popular VA COVID Question…Answered! If I had to exercise my right to forbearance during COVID and am now back to work, can I refinance my loan? To refinance under the VA Interest Rate Reduction Loan, or a VA Cash-Out, a borrower must have made at least 6 consecutive monthly payments on the loan being refinanced. So, if you made 6 consecutive payments prior to forbearance, you can refinance now.  If you made fewer than 6 consecutive payments prior to forbearance, then you will need to make 6 consecutive payments after forbearance.  Let’s chat and plan your strategy! 

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