Debt and financial issues are the biggest cause of clearance denial. Debt is a blackmail issue, because it means money is owed to another party who is looking to collect on a future date.
Given that financial issues are the number one reason for security clearance denials and revocations, it’s no small wonder that one of the most frequent questions my office receives is how to resolve delinquent debt.
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Is there an acceptable argument for why you didn’t attempt to pay off a foreclosure debt? In some cases, yes.
Not all debt is created equally. For clearance holders, credit cards and “payday loans” can be particularly troublesome.
Good credit is critical to security clearance eligibility or those with routine access to government facilities.
A gambling habit, even if it doesn’t cause financial distress, creates red flags in the clearance process. Debt, gambling and security clearances create even more issues.
Will you be cleared if you’ve ever fallen behind on taxes? It may depend on your situation.
Financial issues as severe as a tax lien or credit card debt may be mitigated. The key is to demonstrate the significant steps you have taken to resolve any issues.
If you have a security clearance, financial struggles could cause you to lose more than cash. Financial problems are the number one reason for a security clearance revocation and denial.
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