In Circular 26-23-03 the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced the elimination of the HUD/VA Addendum to Uniform Residential Loan Application (VA Form 26-1802a), as well as the Federal Collection Policy Notice (VA Form 26-0503). The VA advises in the Circular that it has consolidated those forms into VA Form 26-1820, which is used by lenders to report a loan to VA for guaranty upon closing.
Lenders must use the new VA Form 26-1820 for loans with application dates on or after February 1, 2023, and may no longer use the eliminated forms with loans for which the new VA Form 26-1820 is used. The VA encourages lenders to use the new VA Form 26-1820 for applications received prior to that date. The VA reminds lenders that VA Form 26-1820 should be fully completed and executed by the borrower and co-borrower (if applicable) at the time of loan closing.