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Veterans’ Benefits Will Be Disrupted By Extended Shutdown

Veterans groups are concerned a prolonged government shutdown in Washington could disrupt disability benefits and pension payments. Although the Department of Veterans Affairs has exempted its claims processors from the shutdown in order to deal with the large backlog, the VA confirmed the department will run out of funding by the end of October if a resolution is not passed, according to the Washington Post.

An official with the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America organization said losing the payments would have a devastating impact on severely wounded and disabled veterans whose livelihoods depend on VA benefits.