What is military affiliation?

Military affiliation is a term used to describe individuals that have some sort of relationship to the military. It includes individuals who are not directly serving in the military and individuals that are.

A military affiliated individual could be a spouse or dependant of an active duty service member, a veteran, and the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty. Affiliation to the military has important ramifications both inside and outside of the SCRA.

What Are the Benefits of Being Military Affiliated

There are several benefits of being military affiliated, but one of the biggest is in education. When getting ready to attend university, veterans and their family members may be entitled to federal education benefits. For example, the DoD Tuition Assistance program is one of many services provided to military affiliated students.

Military Affiliation and the Service Members Civil Relief Act

The SCRA does not apply to all military affiliated individuals. While this can vary, the SCRA generally covers active duty service members, reservists and members of the national guard that have been called to duty. The SCRA can also cover the spouses of these military members.

Can SCRACVS Determine if an Individual is Affiliated with the Military?

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service is the best place to determine whether or not an individual is currently or was active duty during a certain time period. However, there is no way for us to verify other forms of affiliation such as being a family member of a soldier.

Many lenders, banks, landlords, property managers and motor vehicle lessors use the SCRACVS to check the military status of their renters and customers. It is quick, easy, and cost effective — we even offer batch discounts for large-volume searches. Results are usually delivered within 24 hours. SCRACVS can also provide live customer support to answer your questions.

Attorney Roy Kaufmann serves as the Director of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service, located in Washington, D.C. As a recognized authority on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, Mr. Kaufmann has published hundreds of articles and hosted many webinars. His teachings help law firms and businesses to remain compliant with the SCRA rules and regulations so as to avoid costly fines.