• The federal government shut down at midnight on Saturday because Congress could not reach a funding deal.
  • The shutdown will have a large impact on the military.
  • Active duty personnel will remain on the job, but will not recieve pay until the shutdown ends.
  • In the event that a servicemember is killed in action during the shutdown, the family would not recieve their $100,000 bereavement benefit.
  • Retiree benefits, Veterans Affairs disability benefits, and Survivor’s Benefit Plan funds would all still be paid.

The federal government shut down at midnight on Saturday as Congress failed to reach a funding bill by the deadline.

The effects of the shutdown will be wide-ranging, with as many as 850,000 of approximately 2.1 million federal employees being placed on furlough, which means they’re placed on a leave of absence and receive no pay.


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