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Debt collection

A debt collector has told me it is going to have my security clearance revoked because of being delinquent on my credit card bill. Can they do that?

The debt collector cannot influence the security manager about granting or extending your clearance.  A bad debt on your credit report can, however, lower your credit score, which may be considered when your security clearance is up for review. Servicemembers ...

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