Breaking it Down: What a Shutdown Means to You

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The following breaking gives snapshot of what will happen should the government shut down.

- Even though most government operations will close, the mail will still run since it is self-funded.

- Social security checks will still go out. However, it will not be able to process new enrollees.

- You still have to file your taxes by the deadline, but some refunds checks will be delayed.

- Medicare will still pay claims.

- At least 800,000 federal workers will be told to stay home.

- If your child gets free school lunch, that program will not be affected.
 
- National parks and museums will be closed.
 
- As of now, the military will not be paid but members of Congress will still get their paychecks.

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