The Veterans Benefits Act of 2010 (PL 111-275, 124 Stat 2864) added an important new provision for service members who have been harmed by a violation of the federal Service Members Civil Relief Act.
Under Title VIII Civil Liability §802, the law provides:
(a) In General - any person aggrieved by a violation of this Act may in a civil action --
- Obtain any appropriate equitable or declaratory relief with respect to the violation, and
- Recover all other appropriate relief, including monetary damages.
(b) Costs and Attorney Fees - The Court may award to a person aggrieved by a violation of this Act who prevails in an action brought under subsection (a) the costs of the action, including a reasonable attorney fee.
50 U.S.C. app §597a