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Impact Of Fed Shutdown Still Unclear

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Week of March 28, 2011

If the federal government closes for business on April 8, veterans may find some VA services unavailable. The unofficial word is that administrative support and claims processing will likely be the hardest hit. So far there has not been any indication of what would happen to VA health care and social services. It is safe to assume that most VA health care services would continue. But the question of what that means to veterans seeking medical services remains unanswered. Not only has the VA not released any "official" guidance on what affect a federal shutdown would have on their services, nobody is willing to offer any comments on the subject.

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GySgt. Daniel J. "Dan" Daly, USMC

near Lucy-`le-Bocage as he led the 5th Marines' attack into Belleau Wood, 6 June 1918

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  • HadIt.com Elder

When the Government was shut down before the Hospitals continued to run but as you mention the Claims and Appeals stopped on a dime. I remember

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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The VA actually has an operating budget for this Fiscal Year. I dont see a shutdown at the VA and the RO.

SSA, and other services may.


A Veteran is a person who served this country. Treat them with respect.

A Disabled Veteran is a person who served this country and bears the scars of that service regardless of when or where they served.

Treat them with the upmost respect. I do. Rejection is not a sign of failure. Failure is not an option, Medical opinions and evidence wins claims. Trust in others is a virtue but you take the T out of Trust and you are left with Rust so be wise about who you are dealing with.

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