How the federal government shutdown affects LI

Here's how federal services on Long Island would be affected by a government shutdown

 

MAIL

Will be delivered

SOCIAL SECURITY

Checks will be sent, some services halted

MEDICARE/MEDICAID

Hospitals, doctors to be paid, but no new enrollment for programs

AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

Enrollment that begins Tuesday is still on

NATIONAL PARKS

Closed

SUPERSTORM SANDY RECOVERY

Approved funds available, but no new grants to be processed

AIR TRAVEL

Flights continue with air traffic controllers, passenger screeners on the job

PASSPORTS AND VISAS

Offices will be open to process

FEDERAL COURTS

Will be open, but bankruptcy cases will see delays

PUBLIC SAFETY

FBI, border patrol, law enforcement, food and other inspectors working

MORTGAGES

FHA and VA home loans still available

MILITARY

Service members on the job, many civilians off

VETERANS

Northport VA Medical Center, clinics open

SOCIAL SAFETY NET

Aid to families, children, the elderly, disabled; food stamps; unemployment benefits; Head Start; housing subsidies continue

TAXES

Will be collected

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