SCRA Index

SERVICEMEMBERS CIVIL RELIEF ACT (“SCRA”)

50 U.S.C. App. §§501-597b1

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As updated by the 112th Congressional Session in 2013

[Note: The section numbers shown herein are citations to 50 U.S.C. App. §___. The section numbers from the current Act, as amended, are shown after the section titles in bracketed italics.]
 

SCRA Index

 (section numbers refer to 50 U.S.C. App. §___)

Sec. 501          Short title; table of contents

Sec. 502         Purpose

TITLE I – GENERAL PROVISIONS

Sec. 511           Definitions

Sec. 512           Jurisdiction and applicability of Act

Sec. 513           Protection of persons secondarily liable

Sec. 514            Extension of protections to citizens serving with allied forces

Sec. 515            Notification of benefits

Sec. 515a         Information for members of the Armed Forces and their dependents on rights and protections of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Sec. 516           Extension of rights and protections to Reserves ordered to report for military service and to persons ordered to report for induction

Sec. 517            Waiver of rights pursuant to written agreement

Sec. 518            Exercise of rights under Act not to affect certain future financial transactions

Sec. 519           Legal representatives

TITLE II – GENERAL RELIEF

Sec. 521            Protection of servicemembers against default judgments

Sec. 522            Stay of proceedings when servicemember has notice

Sec. 523            Fines and penalties under contracts

Sec. 524            Stay or vacation of execution of judgments, attachments, and garnishments

Sec. 525            Duration and term of stays; codefendants not in service.

Sec. 526            Statute of limitations

Sec. 527            Maximum rate of interest on debts incurred before military service

TITLE III – RENT, INSTALLMENT CONTRACTS, MORTGAGES, LIENS, ASSIGNMENT, LEASES

Sec. 531          Evictions and distress

Sec. 532         Protection under installment contracts for purchase or lease

Sec. 533          Mortgages and trust deeds

Sec. 534          Settlement of stayed cases relating to personal property

Sec. 535         Termination of residential or motor vehicle leases

Sec. 535a       Termination of telephone service contracts

Sec. 536         Protection of life insurance policy

Sec. 537         Enforcement of storage liens

Sec. 538         Extension of protections to dependents

TITLE IV – LIFE INSURANCE

Sec. 541         Definitions

Sec. 542         Insurance rights and protections

Sec. 543         Application for insurance protection

Sec. 544         Policies entitled to protection and lapse of policies.

Sec. 545         Policy restrictions

Sec. 546         Deduction of unpaid premiums

Sec. 547         Premiums and interest guaranteed by United States.

Sec. 548         Regulations

Sec. 549         Review of findings of fact and conclusions of law

TITLE V – TAXES AND PUBLIC LANDS

Sec. 561         Taxes respecting personal property, money, credits, and real property

Sec. 562         Rights in public lands

Sec. 563         Desert-land entries

Sec. 564         Mining claims

Sec. 565         Mineral permits and leases

Sec. 566         Perfection or defense of rights

Sec. 567         Distribution of information concerning benefits of title

Sec. 568         Land rights of servicemembers

Sec. 569         Regulations

Sec. 570         Income taxes

Sec. 571         Residence for tax purposes

TITLE VI – ADMINISTRATIVE REMEDIES

Sec. 581         Inappropriate use of Act

Sec. 582         Certificates of service; persons reported missing

Sec. 583         Interlocutory orders

TITLE VII – FURTHER RELIEF

Sec. 591         Anticipatory relief

Sec. 592         Power of attorney

Sec. 593         Professional liability protection

Sec. 594         Health insurance reinstatement

Sec. 595         Guarantee of residency for military personnel and spouses of military personnel

Sec. 596         Business or trade obligations

TITLE VIII – CIVIL LIABILITY

Sec. 597         Enforcement by the Attorney General

Sec. 597a       Private right of action

Sec. 597b       Preservation of remedies

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1 Current as of the end of the 112th Congress in 2013. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act was enacted as P.L. 108-189, effective December 19, 2003. It has been amended by P.L. 108-454 (adding 50 U.S.C. §511 (9) and amending §517), P.L. 109-163 (adding §515a), P.L. 110-181 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §§521 and 522), P.L. 110-289 (amending 50 U.S.C. §§527 and 533), P.L. 109-233 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §594); P.L. 110-389 (amending §§527 and 535 and adding §535a), P.L. 111-97 (amending 50 U.S.C. App. §§568, 571), P.L. 111­275 (amending §§535 and 535a, and adding §§597, 597a and 597b), effective October 13, 2010, and S.4508, which amended P.L. 111-289 by extending the “sunset” provision of 50 U.S.C. App. §533(b) to December 31, 2012.