The Servicemember's Civil Relief Act (SCRA) provides a wide range of protections and benefits for individuals in the military who are called to active duty or deployed. The intent of SCRA is to postpone or suspend certain civil obligations to enable servicemembers to devote full attention to duty and to relieve stress on family members of those deployed servicemembers.
It's important to all of us at Santander that the persons who serve in our country's military be aware of the protections and benefits SCRA provides. The questions and answers below provide valuable information that applies to the products and services offered by Santander.
Who is eligible under SCRA?
The SCRA covers full-time active duty members of the five military branches (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Space Force); reservists on federal active duty; and members of the National Guard on federal orders for a period of more than 30 days. Servicemembers absent from duty for a lawful cause or because of sickness, wounds, or leave; commissioned officers in active service of the Public Health Service (PHS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are also covered by the SCRA.
What are your SCRA benefits?
The SCRA is a broad statute that provides many benefits. Visit http://www.consumerfinance.gov/servicemembers/ for more details.