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Just got approved for Military Star Card with a limit of $3600. BK Chapter 7 was discharged 2 months ago. Credit score Trans 565, Equifax 545. Only intend to use it to rebuild credit by using it for gas and groceries then immediately pay it off.

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Super Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

Congrats! Great limit to start your rebuild with

Filed BK7: 7/2012 (start score EQ 560 / TU 529) Discharge 10/2012
740 EQ FICO 06/2018
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Re: Military Star Card

Did you burn them in your BK?


@Jhamm77 wrote:

Just got approved for Military Star Card with a limit of $3600. BK Chapter 7 was discharged 2 months ago. Credit score Trans 565, Equifax 545. Only intend to use it to rebuild credit by using it for gas and groceries then immediately pay it off.


 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

Do you have to be active military for this card?

Ch7 BK filed 7/5/16, DC 10/12/16
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Established Member

Re: Military Star Card

Congrats on the approval! 

BK Discharge 6/30/16
7/2016 EQ-612 TU-550 EX-622
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Established Member

Re: Military Star Card

Yes active duty, reservist, retired service member, or are a dependent.

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New Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

Congrats on the approval...

I burned them in BK so I am not too sure if they will ever wanna see me again.

BK - 05/08/16
341 - 06/13/16
Discharged: 8/22/2016
FICO as of 8/29/2016 EQ 569 EX 549 TU 537 (10/14/16 586 EQ 544 TU 579 EX)
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New Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

To All,

 

Just wanted to post about the military star card for anyone else in the Armed Forces who has to IIB their Star Card.

I burned the star card for about $15K, of course my SSN had a block due to the debt.

 

After discharge I tried applying on line, no luck, letter said my credit sucked (paraphrase of course).

After I got a few lines of credit under my belt I tried again, this time no luck because my SSN was blocked. I called their bankruptcy dept and had the block removed.

I tried online AGAIN and got the same letter about my SSN being blocked (this is all within about 45 days).

 

Today I spoke to a rep who confirmed that she removed my block finally and that I should be good to go.

I decided instead of applying online that I would try in the store because I needed to pick up new uniforms anyway. I had cash in my pocket but decided to try and BAM! The block was removed because I got a $3150 limit for retail and a $500 for military clothing. I was so excited! 

My FICO scores are (not looking right now) between 580-595 for all 3 CBs. I am looking forward to taking care of this account this time as I slowly work my way up the ladder.

 

if you had a military star card, there is no blacklist just have your SSN unblocked and I would say try in the store versus online!

BK - 05/08/16
341 - 06/13/16
Discharged: 8/22/2016
FICO as of 8/29/2016 EQ 569 EX 549 TU 537 (10/14/16 586 EQ 544 TU 579 EX)
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Established Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

Thanks for the update. I am disputing Military star as we speak. not too long ago discharged. Can you tell me what number you called? And when you discharged? 

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Established Contributor

Re: Military Star Card

What was your limit before?
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