A partial claim is the tool that FHA uses to help you transition out of a COVID forbearance. A partial claim allows FHA to take the amount that you missed during your forbearance plan (your arrears) and make it due at the maturity date of your loan (instead of being due immediately).
The partial claim reflects your total arrearages and gets essentially “added to the end of the loan.” The amount becomes due only when the loan matures (or when the home is sold or refinanced) but otherwise, you don’t make payments toward the partial claim immediately.
A partial claim does not collect interest or fees.
Getting a partial claim allows you to move forward resuming your regular mortgage payments without having to pay anything toward your missed payments until the maturity date of the loan.