Waiver Denied but still pending background info.


#1

I have recently submitted my security clearance and was in the Military. Up until the last months of my employment with the military I did experiment with harder drugs. I recieved an honorable discharge, I did list that I used drugs while having a security clearance. I also was using drugs for a while and have been sober for 2 1/2 years with a recent negative drug screening. I have some debt that I am taking care of. So my waiver for a security clearance was denied does should I expect an overall denial of security clearance or is there something that would save me for the whole background screening?


#2

Your age, type and amount of drug use will come into play regarding the decision made. I am unaware of a waiver for your clearance. Were you expecting to skip a background investigation by speaking to having a clearance in the military and they told you you must submit an initial BI SF 86? You disclosed the information. Hopefully the financial issue isn’t’ too severe. When I screen prior to submitting if there is drug use and financial issues…those are the two primary reasons people do not clear. Added together it may be insurmountable.