What to Expect from the Federal Government Shutdown

The federal government shutdown disrupts business as usual for Congress and many federal agencies. Fortunately, however, there are some critical government activities that are able to continue. During a shutdown:

  • Medicare recipients may continue to see their healthcare providers and have their claims submitted
  • Social security benefit checks will still be mailed, though there may be delays in responding to questions about new applications
  • Authorities will still enforce laws and respond to emergencies and mail will continued to be delivered
  • The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and child nutrition programs will continue to operate for now
  • Unemployment benefits will continue because they are managed on the state level
  • Individuals applying for a federal grant must still meet the stated deadline

PHA will provide continued updates about the status of federal health and human services programs that may impact PH community members.

2018-01-22T17:45:17+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|