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Government shutdown breakdown

Seperating fact from fiction

POSTED: Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:30pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

It can be difficult to understand all the rumors surrounding a government shutdown.

KWKT contacted Congressman Louie Gohmert's office to seperate fact from fiction.

Millitary pay and Social Security checks are just a few of the concerns many prople around the country have when it comes to a government shutdown.

If the government does shut down tonight at midnight, according to Congressman Gohmert's office, service members would receive mid-month pay on April, 15, which means they would get paid for the first eight days of this month.

But after that, military personnel's paychecks will be withheld until the government shutdown is over, once it is over, all military will reveive their back pay.

For all those relying on Social Security checks, Congressman Gohmert's office says you shouldn't worry.

Social Security benefits will not be affected, and the checks will still go out. 

Stay with KWKT Fox 44 for the latest details on the government shutdown.

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