I had a very high-level clearance of TS/SCI/FSP from 1992. In Nov 2016 I became seriously ill and had to take short-term disability which turned into a long-term disability as I kept relapsing. By the spring of 2018, I found out I was seriously ill with another ailment (cancer). I am doing a bit better now and hope to one day in the not too distant future be able to work again. However, from what I understand, my clearance is no longer intact as of Feb 2019 (but not entirely certain). After being on disability the first year, my former company had to let me go.
Living in northern VA the type of clearance I had was considered a high-value ‘ticket’. However, companies don’t want to pay to sponsor a clearance as they want people who are already cleared. Should I just not even bother with trying to find work with any company that is involved with cleared work because of my status?
I’ve been through alot physically and emotionally the last 2.5 years and now with possibly no clearance due to the length of illness is a double-whammy.
Note: My last BI and re-poly update along with adjudication was in April/May 2014.
Thank you for reading and I welcome your “knowledgeable” input regarding this matter.