With the effects of the government shutdown reaching from national parks to worker furloughs and federal offices some may wonder what government services will continue.
Federal agencies across the country have shut their doors, but some services that have been deemed "essential" will continue.
Others that remain open simply don't get their funding from the budget that congress is fighting over
Social Security and Medicare will still be deposited into the bank accounts of those enrolled in the programs. funding for these programs is mandatory and this is good news for the 100,000,000 people who rely on these benefits.
However, for first time applicants it means your application could be delayed if the Social Security administration doesn't keep enough staff on hand to process the paperwork.
Food stamps will also continue but some nutritional programs are at risk.
The largest program, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program , or SNAP, has $2-billion in contingency funding available for times like this.
Air travel is another essential program and air traffic control and TSA employees will still reporting to work.
Unemployment checks will also go out and mail delivery will continue.
For those scheduled for a day in court expect your court date to remain on schedule as federal courts are still operating as usual for now.
Fees and money that's already been allocated will allow the court system to retain enough cash to stay open for 10 business days.
So despite the shutdown, it's still business as usual in many places.