I am employed so the waiting game for a clearance isn’t stressing me out. For a new DOD contract position, rather than gaining an interim clearance, my E-QIP was submitted mid October 2018 and as of today my status in JPAS for my clearance is now eligibility pending". The FSO at my contract holder tells me means that I will have to wait for the full investigation and adjudication to complete rather than be given interim clearance to start working. They tell me that will be “8-9 months”, but from reading here I realize it could be longer.
I had a feeling I wouldn’t be given interim due to 2 recent years where I filed my taxes late and owed a high balance that is now on an IRS installment agreement. Fortunately, an approved IRS agreement like this means the tax is not classified as delinquent.
I also had several credit delinquencies >120 days that happened back in 2013 due to numerous life events. All but one of them is paid down to $0 (not written off as bad debt), and the last one will be fully settled by end of December 2018, which is going to be long before I ever meet an investigator. My tax installment plan balance will also make good progress between now and whenever my interview is, too, so I’m hoping that my mitigation is viewed positively.