Case Number Assignment Overview--Detailed Guide
Case Number Assignment Menu
The Case Number Assignment process provides the steps for a lender to establish an FHA-insured case in HUD's origination system.
There are actually four steps available on the Case Number Assignment menu. These steps are described in more detail in the Case Processing discussion. The table below shows how they work together.
(Note: The links in the table take you to a discussion of the specific page or process.)
The mortgage insurance process--endorsement--is completed when a Mortgage Insurance Certificate (MIC) is issued by the FHA. The case number assigned is used in subsequent transactions and inquiries in the FHA Connection.
The lender should gather required information before beginning this process.
(1) The FHA Approval Lists menu provides one way to look up some information with its lists of appraisers, inspectors, underwriters, and other relevant information.
(2) To find an FHA-approved lender, consult the FHA Connection's Lender Approval menu discussed in the Lender Approval instructions.