TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The US House and Senate could not agree on how to fund the federal government. As a result, parts of the government had to be shut down.
Not all federal offices and agencies are closed, but some of you are confused as to who's affected by the government shutdown.
We went to check on Terre Haute area federal offices to see who's closed and who's still open for business.
Let’s start with the Social Security Administration, who is open. The office manager told News 10 checks to beneficiaries will go out with no change in payment dates.
However you'll have to wait until after the shutdown for their other services, including getting a new card.
The US Postal Service says they don't stop for rain, snow, sleet, or hail. That holds true for government shutdowns as well as mail still will be delivered.
But if you need a passport, you’ll have to wait until after the shutdown.
The federal courthouse is open for business whether you have a criminal or civil case pending. The federal penitentiary is not affected by the government shutdown.
Air traffic controllers are still on the job across the country. But all national parks including the George Rogers Clark Memorial in Vincennes is closed.
If your son or daughter is working with a military recruiter, the shutdown does not affect active duty military personnel. This includes active duty national guardsmen and women.
The same cannot be said for the weekend warriors in the National Guard. 181st personnel learned they’re furloughed from this weekends scheduled drill unless congress ends the government shutdown.
OSHA has also postponed any inspections or on site work. Most head start programs remain open including Vigo County's. The shutdown also doesn't affect agents with the FBI, and veterans may still visit any VA hospitals, clinics of other facilities.
However, gun permits will not be processed during the government shutdown.
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