Service members Civil Relief Act

In 2003, President Bush signed the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) into law that replaced and expanded the former Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) from 1940.

The SCRA offers many protections to Activity Duty Service members ranging from mortgages to interest rates. The SCRA can come into play in matters relating to:

  • Banking
  • Foreclosures & Mortgages
  • Auto loans
  • Leases & Contracts
  • Legal Proceedings
  • Family Law Considerations
  • Taxation
  • Voting

SCRA Resources

For a summary of SCRA protections visit: Military OneSource

More detailed information on SCRA protections visit: Military Officer’s Association of America (MOAA)

If you need to learn more or are unsure about SCRA protections and whether they might apply to your family prior to or during an OCONUS PCS or deployment, contact your Legal Assistance Office.