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.