Under current law, members of the U.S. Military Reserve and National Guard called to active duty as a result of the Iraq or Afghanistan wars are entitled to defer payments on specified obligations (including credit cards, retail installment contracts, mortgages and auto loans) while on active duty. Assembly Bill 2455 now extends this same benefit to the spouses and legal dependents of qualified military service members. The lender may require confirmation that the service member is not receiving their active duty income from an employer during that time.

Enacted July 2010. Link to bill: http://leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_2451-2500/ab_2455_bill_20100719_chaptered.pdf