Benefits to the families of fallen soliders are not being paid. The benefits are intended to cover funeral expenses and help the family until regular survivor benefits begin.
With little warning, over 5,200 families in Arizona who depend on the TANF program will not see benefits until the shutdown ends.
Despite the Military Pay Act, other on-base activities and services are closed: grocery stores, children's programs, and medical care. Annoyance, inconveneince, and costly: grocery bills are 25% higher.
Several blood drives have been cancelled, causing the loss of hundreds of donations. The longer the shutdown lasts, the more dire the situation will get, risking blood shortages.
Feeling the loss of government contract spending, Lockheed has announced that they will furlough 3,000 employees.
The shutdown has resulted in a lack of funding for training operations at bases in Europe, potentially putting readiness at risk.
Over 800,000 Federal employees have been furloughed and will not be paid.
Up to 19,000 children are unable to attend head start programs, depriving them of early-childhood educational opportunities and leaving their parents scrambling for childcare.
All 401 National Park sites are closed, ruining the travel and vacation plans of thousands and impacting small businesses, hotels, and restaurants that depend on local toursim to stay afloat.
Cancer patients trying to enroll in clinical trials at NIH have been turned away until the shutdown ends.
The WIC program, which provides food assitance to families with children, has shut down. Some states are not accepting new applicants, and other states are running on reserves which will last mere days.
Monitoring of Flu outbreaks nationwide has been crippled, with only cursory examinations and no "in-depth" investigations of potential outbreaks.
FBI Agents, even those still working (including some investigating the Kenyan mall attack) are told to expect a hit to their paycheck.
Over 18% of the workforce in Colorado Springs, CO (55,000 workers) are on furlough and won't be paid.
The Small Business Administration is not processing applications for small business loans, leaving businesses out in the cold even after bank approval of their loans.
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