Q&A Compliance: Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Is boot camp considered to be “active duty” for purposes of the SCRA?

August 13, 2012

Q: Is boot camp considered to be “active duty” for purposes of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?

A: Yes, boot camp is considered active duty for purposes of SCRA. This protection applies during active duty, which begins on the date service begins and ends when an individual is “separated” from military service (i.e., dies while on active duty or is released from active duty). Enlisted reservists may receive protection as soon as they receive orders to report for duty.

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