Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has unveiled a range of new web-based resources for the state's active military personnel and veterans.
“Like many Washingtonians, I come from a family of veterans. My late father served in the Navy, both of my grandfathers served in the military, and many of my uncles fought in WWII,” Ferguson said in a news release. “I am proud of their service to our country and I am committed to serving our veterans and active-duty military as Washington’s attorney general.”
Ferguson's office partnered with the Washington Department of Veterans' Affairs on the project.
The Attorney General’s new web-based resource center includes information about:
Federal and state laws extend certain rights and benefits to veterans, service members and their families, including laws to help avoid credit and foreclosure problems, and laws to protect against discrimination in employment and housing.
Among the rights and benefits detailed in Ferguson’s new web-based resource center are:
- Auto lease termination rights guaranteed in the Service member Civil Relief Act. (SCRA);
- License-fee exemptions for veterans offered through the state Dept. of Licensing;
- Active-duty credit alerts to prevent identity thieves from accessing service members’ credit while they are deployed;
- Employment protections and veterans’ preference programs;
- Special interest rate caps available to active-duty service members; and
- Programs available to veterans and service members for housing and mortgage assistance.