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Are You Required Wait Use Social Security for Mortgage?

Are you required to wait a certain period of time before you can use social security income to qualify for a mortgage?

Michael Jensen, Mortgage and Finance Guru
, Mortgage and Finance Guru

Social security income can be used to qualify for a mortgage from the date of receipt and you do not need to wait a certain period of time before you can apply for a mortgage. Please note that if you want to use social security income to qualify for a mortgage, lenders require that you provide a copy of your benefit letter that states the monthly social security payment you receive.

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Michael Jensen, Mortgage and Finance Guru

Michael is the co-founder of FREEandCLEAR. Michael possesses extensive knowledge about mortgages and finance and has been writing about mortgages for nearly a decade. His work has been featured in leading national and industry publications. More about Michael

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