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Are Social Security Benefits at Risk?
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on September 30, 2013 @ 6:10PM
Created on September 30, 2013 @ 5:38PM

The looming government shutdown has a lot of people worried but especially people that get social security benefits.

The important thing to remember in case of a government shutdown is that for most people it will be business as usual, that includes social security recipients.

Social security and Medicaid are permanent entitlements that are not affected by annual budgets in congress. The people who send out your social security checks will continue to work under something called necessary implication.

If there is a shutdown, you can still apply for benefits, appeal a denial and sign up for direct deposit. What you can't do is get a new social security card or verification statements. The state director of AARP said the biggest concern for current beneficiaries is the ongoing debate on the debt ceiling.

Republicans have been pushing to adjust benefits for inflation, which would lower yearly increases.

If you're concerned with possible changes, you should call your local congressman.

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