Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act

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Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act (SSCRA)

A federal law providing protections for persons who may be handicapped by active military service. Protection is extended to active-duty military personnel (and sometimes their dependents), and to reservists and members of the National Guard who are called up to active federal services.Benefits of the Act include the ability to request interest rate reductions on all debt incurred before entering military service, including mortgage debt but excluding student loans; stop eviction proceedings if the monthly rent is under a preset amount; terminate a residential lease without penalty if the lease was entered into before active military duty; and delay civil lawsuits such as collection cases,bankruptcy,foreclosure,child custody,paternity,and divorce proceedings until after the service member is able to attend proceedings.

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Supreme Court, (154) on appeal, which held that the SSCRA protected
The United States Supreme Court once said of the SSCRA that "the Act must be read with an eye friendly to those who dropped their affairs to answer their country's call," (14) and Congress has now codified that policy interest expressly.
The SCRA continues the December 2002 protections of the SSCRA for National Guard members called to active duty for 30 days or more when carrying out a contingency mission specified by the president or the secretary of defense.
Any revenue-raising tax may be imposed only if a serviceperson's domicile, as protected by the SSCRA, is in the taxing state as well.
Requests to delay court dates for these obligations should be addressed to the court and prosecutors, who may elect to delay proceedings but are not required to do so under the SSCRA.
GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED ENTERPRISES (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as their lender partners, have gone beyond the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA) mandates to further ease the burden on military personnel when they seek special mortgage forbearance due to hardship.
On October 17, 1940, President Roosevelt signed the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA).
Relief Act (SSCRA), the SCRA is "unambiguous, unequivocal, and
IN JULY TESTIMONY PRESENTED BEFORE THE House Subcommittee on Benefits, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, MBA stated that the Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act (SSCRA), passed in 1940, needs to be updated to reflect current mortgage lending conditions.
What Congress did about it was encompassed within the first Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1918 (SSCRA), drafted by Wigmore and the committee he led.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Act of 1940 (SSCRA), further amended in 1942, was a federal law designed primarily to provide a stay of civil court proceedings to service members.