Washington, D.C. – As a government shutdown looms, some may wonder what it actually means for them. For some it would have far-reaching consequences, but others would notice only a minimal impact.
Mail would be delivered. Social Security and Medicare benefits would continue to flow but vacationers would be turned away from national parks and Smithsonian museums.
Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.
The following is a breakdown of how services would or would not be affected if Congress fails to reach an agreement and avert a government shutdown at midnight Monday.
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