About the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service

About the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
Centralized Verification Service

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Centralized Verification Service (“SCRACVS”) is a division of SCRA, LLC, a private contractor located in Washington, D.C. in operation for more than 17 years.

We offer military status verification services to verify whether individuals are on active military duty or otherwise protected by the terms of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (because some protections well after termination active duty).

Our typical users include lending institutions, servicers, landlords, and litigants needing assurance that there has been compliance with the Servicemember Civil Relief Act (50 U.S.C. App. 501), The users require this information to determine if the individuals are subject to the protections of the Act in connection with preparation of affidavits for use in court, collections actions, eviction actions, and servicemembers’ requests for relief under the Act, such as reduction of interest rate.

We do not, however, offer legal advice and we recommend that you contact your closest legal resource. See “Resources and Links” and “FAQ” sections. We supply “yes/no” answers about active duty status.  We do not supply any other information apart from military duty status.

After we conduct our preliminary searches, we conduct a military verification to determine the military search status by accessing the DMDC (U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Manpower Data Center) and we report back in email form, or in the form of an affidavit of military status (also called Military Affidavit, Non-Military Affidavit, and Nonmilitary Affidavit, Affidavit of Military Service).

Comparing the DMDC with SCRACVS

Information secured from us does not constitute a “consumer report” as that term is defined in the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, 15 USC 1681 et seq. (FCRA). Accordingly, information secured from us may not be used in whole or in part as a factor in determining eligibility for credit, insurance, employment or another permissible purpose under the FCRA. Information in public records and in restricted data bases available commercially may contain errors.  Those errors may result from human data entry,  improper coding,  or other factors.  The SCRACVS takes this data and reports it and is not the entity that collects the original data.    

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