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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / January 15, 2017 / Category: General

What Is a Military Status Verification and When do you Need One?

A military status verification provides proof of whether a person is or is not on active military duty. This type of verification is a requirement of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA), a federal statute. The SCRA provides certain protections … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / / Category: Legislative Developments

DOJ Dedicates Extra Funding to Enforce SCRA

The Department of Justice is gearing up to crack down on violators of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act and to enforce SCRA requirements. This includes moneylenders, banks, financial institutions, servicers, landlords/housing corporations,  storage facility operators and more. The SCRA was … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / January 4, 2017 / Category: News

SCRA Student Loan Interest Rate Compliance

Student financial aid offices across the U.S. need to be vigilant about their SCRA student loan interest rate compliance in accordance with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Student loans have been in the news more than ever during this last … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / December 23, 2016 / Category: News

SCRA DMDC Search Certificates Now List More Information

SCRA DMDC search certificates now include the last four digits of the servicemember’s Social Security number and his or her month and year of birth. The change took place on Dec. 20, 2016, according to the Department of Defense. The … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / December 10, 2016 / Category: General

Search Military Personnel Records

Military personnel records, separation documents and medical records are all available online. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service (SCRACVS) verifies if a person is, or is not, on active military duty as of a specific date. Although we … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / November 28, 2016 / Category: Court Cases

SCRA Rules on Eviction

If you rent to active-duty military personnel, you need to know the SCRA rules on eviction. Whether it was ignorance of the law or an attempt to flout it, a real estate development and management company recently ended up with … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / November 7, 2016 / Category: News

Wells Fargo Fined for Disregarding SCRA Rules

Wells Fargo is in trouble again, and this time it’s for SCRA violations. This big bank has seen its share of scandals lately, from the discovery that employees were directed to open fraudulent accounts in customers’ names to reportedly taking … Read the rest

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By: Roy L. Kaufmann / November 1, 2016 / Category: General

DMDC Reveals Changes to SCRA Website

Recent changes to the Defense Manpower Data Center’s (DMDC) reporting methods relative to the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act give more reason than ever to trust an independent third party to provide the verification you, as a creditor, need in court … Read the rest

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