Will the Government Shutdown Affect Your Social Security Payments?

The White House and the front lawn.Attention Social Security Disability Clients and Recipients: Will the Government Shut Down Affect You?

As most Americans are aware, the United States government is currently in the midst of a partial federal shutdown due to discussions of border wall funding. With millions of Americans worried about the closure of the federal government, we at Keller & Keller, are worried about our clients who have concerns about their Social Security checks and the Medicare and Medicaid they rely on.

Fortunately, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare Payments Will Not Be Interrupted By the Partial Shutdown

Unlike previous shutdowns, Social Security Administration employees will continue to work and offices will remain open. Though there are many problems being caused by the shutdown, “essential services” such as public safety operations and Medicare remain up and running. Additionally, all three programs are considered mandatory spending and are therefore not affected by the federal budget debate over the wall. However, new applicants should be aware that they may experience delays in processing.

At Keller & Keller, our clients always come first. If you are a current client and have concerns about your benefits, please do not hesitate to reach out. If you are seeking Social Security Disability benefits, call us today for a free consultation.

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