Can You Look Up Military Service Records?
Being part of the military has plenty of benefits, including healthcare and housing loans. Because of the benefits given to people who have rendered federal military service, it’s only practical that businesses and healthcare providers ask for proof of military …View more
Towing and Repossession Companies – The Justice Department will come if you take shortcuts!
The U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit on March 3, 2023 against a towing operator, alleging that it auctioned off cars without doing adequate verifications under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (“SCRA”) or filed “rubber-stamped” SCRA Affidavits while ignoring obvious …View more
Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act
The Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA), passed in 1918 and reenacted 1940, was created to provide legal protections to military members. In 2003, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) was signed into federal law in order to …View more
SCRA Protections for Foreign Service – Car Leases and Phone Contracts
President Joe Biden has signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law which, at Section 6207, extended to certain members of the Foreign Service some protections found in the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.
Members of the Foreign Service are …View more
New Rules for Lenders & Property Managers
As a lender or property manager, you may be aware of the provisions of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, but COVID-19 has had an impact on some of these provisions, as it has had on most parts of the world’s …View more
Is Service In the Space Force covered under the SCRA?
The answer is probably “yes”, but it appears that both Congress and DMDC might need to do some clean up.
The SCRA, at 50 USC §3911(1) defines a “servicemember” as a member of the “uniformed services” as defined in 10 …View more