Will Social Security checks be affected by government shutdown?

A partial shutdown began early Saturday and the operations of many federal agencies have been disrupted.

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

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid services are expected to continue without interruption, 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.

Credit: William Thomas Cain

Credit: William Thomas Cain

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

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