“Veterans and military-connected students should not worry right now about a government shutdown impacting their benefits. However, if the shutdown goes longer than a month then all kinds of government benefits could be impacted, from GI Bill to disability compensation to Social Security checks,” said Carrie Wofford, president of Veterans Education Success, a veterans advocacy group. “In the end, this is a democracy and it’s up to citizens to demand that our elected officials keep the government running. If veterans are worried, they should call their congressmen and senators to get the government funded ASAP.”

Read the full story at Stars & Stripes, “As Possible Shutdown Looms, Troop Pay Raises Seem Safe” published November 5, 2019.