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What?s Closed (And What?s Not) In A Government Shutdown
phylisfeinerjohnson posted:
Entitlements And Financial Services — From NPR 4/8/2011
If you're concerned about what government services could affect you, here's a brief low-down?

Retirees would continue to receive their Social Security checks, because those are paid for out of separate trust funds.

Medicare should also remain funded during a short shutdown.
New applications for cash benefits — along with disability coverage under Medicaid — would be delayed.

States are nervous that some federal programs they help administer — particularly welfare and food stamps — could run into trouble if a shutdown endured. Those programs rely on frequent transfers from the U.S. Treasury and could run out of money quickly if the financial tap is turned off.

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Phylis Feiner Johnson

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