Announcement 2021-037 - USDA –Implementation of Newly Revised Form RD 3555-21

NewRez associates and clients, please note, effective immediately, USDA has implemented a newly revised version of the Form RD 3555-21, Request for Single Family Housing Loan Guarantee that is required for all loan submissions to USDA for conditional approval prior to closing.  The revised 3555-21 is available in GUS (Guaranteed Underwriting System) and in fillable format at the USDA eForms website.


The revised 3555-21 has been streamlined by removing the income calculation attachment with the following submission requirements for evidencing the income calculations:

  • For GUS Accept loans, the annual and repayment income calculations do not have to be submitted but must be retained in the permanent loan file.
  • For GUS recommendations that receive an Accept with Full Documentation and for Streamline-assist Refinances that are manually underwritten, a copy of the annual adjusted income and repayment income if required, must be provided. Any of the following formats will be acceptable for documenting annual and repayment income calculations: Attachment 9-B or notes in the Underwriter Comments section of the Uniform Underwriting and Transmittal Summary (FNMA 1008/FHLMC 1077).


Please refer to the NewRez Product Profiles for current underwriting policy and product eligibility guidelines.


Resource Links


Introducing a Simpler Form RD 3555-21

USDA eForms (Internet Explorer required)

GRH Income Worksheet – Attachment 9-B