What Happens to Social Security If the Government Shutsdown?

The Federal Government may shut down this Friday 4/8/2011, which will probably cause disruptions in all government programs and events.

In regards to Social Security, based on what happened the last time the Government shut down in 1995, all social security checks should continue to arrive on schedule. This includes Social Security Disability checks.

However in the last shutdown, there were no Social Security Disability hearings, no Social Security Disability decisions issued, no back Social Security Disability payments made, and no emergency SSI payments made. All Social Security offices will be closed, including the hearing offices.

One Response to “What Happens to Social Security If the Government Shutsdown?”

  1. Linda Says:

    My mother is 73 yrs.old and in very bad health my dad past away 9/28/10 He served 21 yrs in the military.She needs her checks.And is scared.I can’t get out and work.there is no one to care for my mom but me.Will this stop foodstamps for people that have no income coming in.????

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