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Ninth District SCRA


 (New Name, New Law, New Protections)

An old law recently got a new name. Effective December 19, 2003, the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act was revised and renamed. The new law is now the "Servicemembers Civil Relief Act" or SCRA for short. Anything you see entitled "Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act" or "SSCRA" should be reviewed for accuracy because the new law includes some big changes.

The SCRA offers protections to MILITARY personnel in recognition of the special demands placed upon those serving on active duty. Here's a quick summary of the new provisions (with comparisons to the old law in parentheses).

For more information on the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, please go to the following WEB site:

Questions or need more info?  Contact Mr. Steve Lynch, Ninth District Legal Assistance Attorney at (216) 902-6010 or e-mail him at

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Last Modified 9/19/2013