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Qualify for home loan if bankruptcy filed?

Published 10/11/2006 09:51 AM   |    Updated 03/02/2011 11:04 AM
If I filed for bankruptcy, do I qualify for a VA home loan?

The fact you have been adjudicated bankrupt does not in itself disqualify you for a VA home loan. The following rules apply:

· If the bankruptcy was discharged more than 2 years ago, it may be disregarded
· If the bankruptcy was discharged within the last 1 to 2 years, it is probably not possible to determine that you are a satisfactory credit risk unless both of the following requirements are met:
o you have reestablished satisfactory credit, and
o the bankruptcy was caused by circumstances beyond your control (such as unemployment, medical bills, etc.)
· If the bankruptcy was discharged within the past 12 months, it will not generally be possible to determine that you are a satisfactory credit risk.

For all information about home loans, go to http://www.benefits.va.gov/homeloans/