In order for HUD/FHA to assist these people they must pay into an insurance policy on that loan. There are two insurance policies used with this program: the One Time Mortgage Insurance Premium (MIP) which requires one payment to be made upfront at the time the mortgage is acquired, and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance policy (MMI) which is paid during the life of the loan.
These people were told that if they paid back the loan without defaulting on any mortgage payments, either by selling the home, making the required payments, or by refinancing the home, they would be entitled to a refund on the amount that was paid into the insurance policy.
HUD/FHA even sends them a letter but if they do not make an attempt to collect the refund for a period of two years, the refund is then deposited into an unclaimed account. The result is that there are currently thousands of unclaimed cases resulting in millions of unclaimed dollars.
In 1986, HUD/FHA established an effective way of getting this money back to the people. They decided to publish state lists of these unclaimed refund cases and allow anyone who is interested to assist in getting these unclaimed refunds to the people they are owed to. You are allowed to contact these people, let them know they have an unclaimed refund, provide them with a ''found case'' form, and then collect a generous processing fee for the assistance you provide. The processing fee you collect can be as much as 20% of the amount of the refund.
The HUD/FHA Refund Processor Kit provides detailed training information with proven methods for successfully processing these unclaimed refunds and can be purchased here.