With the current situation of our military consisting of mobilized US military Reservists and National Guard members, there is often situations where people are mobilized without a lot of previous warning or notice. They have to head out onto deployment, often resulting in situations where legal and other types of obligations have to be put on hold. The Servicemember Civil Relief Act was formed to create and expand different historical laws created for soldiers, sailors and airmen who need civil relief and assistance.
There are many different examples of things that the SCRA legislation helps with. The Servicemember is covered in a number of situations, and this gives them the ability to relax and concentrate on their duty in the Military service. They are required to head out on deployment, but many times they have to leave behind contracts, financial situations and other conditions that they cannot deal with in the time allotted. Specifically, some of the things that this legislation covers includes: termination of some contracts, civil trials that are pending, outstanding taxes, some types of credit card debt, restricts interest paid by the Servicemember, and other benefits. The SCRA is an act of civil relief that covers all members going onto active duty, whether from the Reserves, Army National Guard, or any branch of the service where Servicemembers are headed out for active duty. Because of this these situations need to be resolved, and the civil nature of the conditions require that the Servicemember get some assistance. The Servicemember Civil Relief law was passed to assist these military Servicemembers who cannot meet their obligations because of heading off to military deployment or being activated. Because of this, the President of the United States and Congress joined together and created the SCRA relief act. The SCRA act prevents a Servicemember or their family from being evicted, and gives the right to the Servicemember to terminate a lease if need be in order to deploy.
Servicemembers, who enter into contracts and other agreements in good faith, sometimes are required to head off on active duty, and they cannot make the payments, or fulfill the obligations that they have entered into. It provides other protections up to over $2,700 dollars of rent protections. The new Civil Relief Act provides for a variety of protections for members of the United States Military who head off to service on Active Duty.