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Will Social Security checks be affected by possible partial government shutdown?

As the deadline to approve funding for several government agencies nears, so does the possibility of a partial shutdown. 

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If Congress doesn’t pass a funding bill, which must be signed by the president, a partial shutdown could occur, which could cause many federal agencies to be disrupted.

Wondering about your Social Security? There’s no need to worry.

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Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid services are expected to continue without interruptions as all three programs fall under “mandatory spending.” That means funds for these programs have already been allocated and will not be affected by the annual appropriations process, so Social Security checks will still be issued.  

If you’re curious about the federal departments and services that will be impacted, take a look here.  

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