May I ask what this did to your credit rating? Don't mean to be nosey but I am concerned about this.. thanks so much !I tried to get a loan modification directly from CW in July 2008. My loan was an ARM at 9.5%, due to increase to 10.625% in January, 2009. THEY WOULD NOT WORK WITH ME BECAUSE I WAS CURRENT. I stopped making payments in October 2008. I signed up with the NACA in December 2008. In March 2009, I received an approval email informing me that my loan had been restructured to a 2% fixed for the life of the loan. I went eight months without making a payment. My first payment was due June 1st (no upfront monies needed for modification, but missed payments were tacked onto principal). My payments had been $2384 each month (always sent $2500 when I was paying) and my new payments are $1434 (including taxes and insurance). I could have never done this without the help of this forum and the efforts made by the NACA. THANK YOU LOANSAFE!