“Government Shutdown” Won’t Affect Social Security Payments

With all the headlines screaming about a possible Government shutdown because of the debt ceiling, many are using scare tactics to further their political agenda suggesting that Social Security benefits won’t be paid if the Government actually does shut down. Don’t fall for it, because Social Security payments will continue even if a shut down occurs, as explained in this Yahoo! Finance article by Vance Cariaga. One small item at the end of the article suggests that delivery of Social Security checks may be delayed due to new U.S. post office delivery standards, but this is not a concern for the vast majority of Social Security recipients whose benefits are paid by direct deposit to their bank account. Click here to read the Yahoo! Finance article.

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