Many of the debt-related provisions of the SCRA require proof that the servicemember’s ability to pay is “materially affected” by his or her service. What does “materially affected” mean? For example, if you are a Reservist who had a civilian job and have been called to active duty, and your active duty pay is less than that of your civilian job, your ability to pay is “materially affected.” You may be required to provide both prior and current financial information in order for this to apply. In some cases, courts look for patterns. If, for example, you became delinquent on your car payments once your active duty service began, that’s an indication that your service affected your ability to pay. If, however, you were already behind on your payments when you entered active duty service, a court may determine that active duty wasn’t the root cause.
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