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Social Security payments have been largely unaffected by government shutdowns. However, employee furloughs at the Social Security Administration have prevented the federal government from approving new beneficiaries and ... More »

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As of October 2014, the last shutdown of the U.S. government was in October 2013. The shutdown lasted 16 days, from Oct. 1 to Oct. 16, 2013. More »

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In a government shutdown, important functions of the federal government continue running while the nonessential functions close down. Typically, all government duties that ensure safety, security and protection of the pu... More »

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