As of 10pm, October 16, 2013, it is reported that both the House and Senate passed a bill that will reopen the federal government and temporarily raise the debt ceiling. President Obama stated he will immediately sign the bill. I suspect the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide notification of return to normal operations on Thursday, October 17, 2013. Obviously, this will also mean that veterans will continue to receive compensation and pension benefits. More information can be found in the linked Yahoo.com Article at http://news.yahoo.com/compromise-or-collapse–lawmakers-eye-breakthrough-on-debt–spending-150123572.html
VA Benefits NewsOctober 10, 2013
Updated VA Field Guide to Government Shutdown
I have linked to the Updated Veterans Field Guide to Government Shutdown. In terms of disability compensation and pension payments, the Field Guide states, "Claims processing and payments in the...
VA Benefits NewsOctober 7, 2013
No Official Notification of Suspension of VA Benefits Due to Government Shutdown
Over the last week, I've received numerous correspondence from veterans concerned that their disability compensation benefits will be stopped due to the government shutdown. Sometimes this information is...