Social Security payments will continue if the government shuts down
Don't worry, senior citizens. You'll still get your Social Security checks if the federal government shuts down next week. The reason the payments can continue to be made is because they are mandatory spending and because the money comes from a trust fund.
What happens to health programs if the federal government shuts down?
Medicare and Medicaid are mandatory spending programs and that keeps them relatively safe in the early days of the shutdown, but 42% of the Department of Health's staff will be furloughed.(Image credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Here's what happens to Social Security payments if the government shuts down
If the federal government shuts down on Sunday, numerous publicly funded agencies will stop work and their employees won't be paid, but Social Security checks will still go out.
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