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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Information and resources about the Soldier's and Sailor's Civil Relief Act of 1940, and amended law (Servicemembers Civil Relief Act) of 2004.

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Simplified
President Bush has signed the “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act,” new legislation to help ease the economic and legal burdens on military personnel called to active duty status in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Authored by Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Chris Smith, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act updates and strengthens the previous Soldiers & Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SSCRA).

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
On 19 December 2003, President Bush signed into law the “Servicemembers Civil Relief Act” (SCRA). This law is a complete revision of the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA).

Servicemembers Civil Relief Act in Detail
On December 19, 2003, the President of the United States signed into law H.R. 100, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. This law completely rewrites the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act of 1940, expanding many of the previous law's civil protections.

Verifying Active Duty Service
For a small fee, this site performs searches to determine whether an individual is on active military duty. This includes active duty members, and members of the Guard and Reserve who are on active duty orders.

Legal Help for SCRA
The American Bar Association has a program which includes a network of attornies to offer legal help to servicemembers, most especially in the area of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

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