Re: Security Clearance
01-15-2013 04:32 AM
I went through Secret and then Top Secret SSBI with prior financial problems showing. In each case I had to explain how I got in trouble, what I did about it, and was cleared.
Years later after I had stopped doing cleared work and my clearances had lapsed I filed Chapter 7 BK. My attorney told me he has represented folks with clearances and never had one pulled for BK. Filing BK is a responsible and legal step. We didn't discuss applicants for clearance.
I agree with other posters, being visibly candid and honest is the most important thing. Making arrangements to pay the $1300 in collections might help as well.
Starting Score:11/16/2009 EQ 566 11/16/2009 TU 538
Interim Score: 4/2/2011 EQ 682 1/14/2011 TU 665
Current Score: 12/27/2012 EQ 683 09/17/2012 EX (lender) 670 1/01/2013 TU 701
Goal Score: EQ 700 TU 700
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