I had an Interim-Secret clearance and it has changed to Declination by the DoD CAF. Its now sent to DOHA for an administrative judge to decide whether I get the secret clearance or not.
The reason why it got decline was because I indicated that I have No accounts in collections, but I did have some accounts in collection. They sent me an SOR in April and listed all the accounts. I signed it and approved that I do have those accounts in collections and asked for a Hearing. I have 7 accounts totally and I've quickly paid of 5 accounts in full and in the process of paying off the remaining 2 accounts. My clearance status is showing Pending.
If I pay off all my 7 accounts will the DOHA grant me the clearance?
I'm planning on leaving my current defense company and taking a new job with another defense company. I heard that when I leave my current company, my clearance application will be canceled and the processing/investigation will end. If so, is it a good idea to work for a new defense company? I'm guessing the new company will submit a new clearance application for me and by the time DoD process it I will have paid off my collection accounts.
Can you guess please advice me and help me out?