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Shutdown won't affect veteran benefits
While 800,000 government employees are now furloughed, active duty military will still get paid and so will veterans... at least for a little while longer.
Right now the Department of Veterans Affairs is funded through late October, but then the money will run out and the VA says it won't be able to make disability compensation and pension payments to veterans.
The republican led house failed to get the senate to take up a proposal to fund the government through December 15 and delay a key part of Obamacare. Tuesday the Department of Veteran Affairs released a statement saying they strongly believe the a lapse in appropriations should not occur.
Albert Freed said "I'm going to petition the state and everybody to put out a statement. If you are a politician you are a leader and you consider yourself a leader and you lie you're going to be charged."
All VA medical facilities on the Gulf Coast, however, will remain open.