Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Army National Guard: Drilling

Benefit Fact Sheet

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Summary:

The Servicemember's Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA), formerly known as the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SSCRA), is a federal law that gives all military members some important rights as they enter active duty. It covers such issues as rental agreements, security deposits, prepaid rent, eviction, installment contracts, credit card interest rates, automobile leases, mortgage interest rates, mortgage foreclosure, civil judicial proceedings, and income tax payments. It also provides many important protections to military members while on active duty.

Eligibility:

National Guardsmen on drill status are not eligible for the Service members' Civil Relief Act.

 

Additional Information:

Soldiers and Family members with SCRA questions should contact their local Legal Assistance Office:
http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/content/locator.php  

For more information, please visit the following website: 
https://www.jagcnet.army.mil/852573F600760E8C/0/9A7BB4F9BBB6F836852573EF0050471F

SCRA Consumer Compliance Handbook: 
http://www.federalreserve.gov/boarddocs/supmanual/cch/scra.pdf

Department of Justice:

http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?path=/prelim@title50/chapter50&edition=prelim

SCRA Website-OSD:
https://scra.dmdc.osd.mil/


Document Review Date: 21 October 2016