Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Take advantage of this federal law for financial protection

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a number of significant protections to active servicemembers, reservists, and members of the National Guard.
The act restricts or limits actions against servicemembers related to:

  • Rental agreements
  • Security deposits
  • Evictions
  • Installment contracts
  • Credit card interest rates (may be reduced)
  • Mortgages (may reduce current interest rates)
  • Civil judicial proceedings
  • Income tax payments

If you are deployed and need to break a lease or rental agreement, you may be protected under SCRA.
SCRA also provides many more protections than those listed above. To make sure you understand your rights, contact the Judge Advocate General (JAG) office on your base or post. Visit the Armed Forces Legal Assistance website to find contact information for a military legal assistance attorney.
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