What works during the federal government shutdown?
The federal government is in shutdown as of midnight Tuesday, after Congress could not come to an agreement on a new budget.
What does that mean for you?
— The Postal Service still works, since it gets no taxpayer money.
— Social Security checks still go out.
— The military works, but they don’t get paid until the government resumes operating.
— You have to pay your taxes, but the IRS isn’t working, so you won’t be audited, and they won’t be able to answer any questions.
— Federal courthouses stay open, for about 10 days.
— Federal prisons continue to operate.
— Veterans services continues to operate.
— ATF shuts down, so gun permits might not be processed
— Federal loans for housing would be delayed.
— Most federal employees would be furloughed.
— National parks and museums would be closed.
— WIC could be affected.