Do You Get Social Security Payments in a Government Shutdown?

“A potential government shutdown is looming once again, and unless Congress can agree on a funding bill by Friday’s end, a range of government functions will cease. Federal employees would be furloughed. Small Business Administration loans would stop. Students wouldn’t even be able to get federal grants for college. Social Security benefits, on the other hand, would continue to be paid out. “The Social Security Administration is considered an essential service, so there won’t be a delay in checks for Social Security,” says Martha Shedden, president and co-founder of the National Association of Registered Social Security Analysts, a nationwide, for-profit educational organization for Social Security advisors.”

Published by Pamela Kweller, RSSA®

Pamela Kweller is the Content & Community Manager at RSSA. She is also certified as a Registered Social Security Analyst®. The mission of RSSA is to help Americans get the maximum Social Security income they have earned, enabling them to enjoy their lives more fully. Contact Pamela: