Friday, impact to the delivery of your check – Social Security, SSDI, SSI, VA, Retirement and other Fixed Income Benefits

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Friday, impact to the delivery of your check - Social Security, SSDI, SSI, VA, Retirement and other Fixed Income Benefits
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Will this Friday impact the delivery to your monthly benefits, including Social Security, retirement, disability, SSDI survivors, SSI VA and RRB? This is an important question and topic which I want to talk through with you on this topic.

So really quickly, I do want to update you on a separate topic that I had out just a couple of days ago. There are a few people still reaching out here, and I want to give you a quick update on the landscape and what actually transpired from this question a couple of days ago. All right. So a couple of days ago last week, one day I was out on a separate topic asking for many of you who receive your monthly benefit, including SSI or Social Security, any of these benefits on the first of the month. I did see a number of comments reaching out saying I didn’t receive my benefit.

I have no clue what’s going on. I always receive it on the first. Do you have any idea what’s going on here and why I didn’t receive it? I’m scared. I need the money right away.

Please help. So I had a number of people reaching out. Well, I made a dedicated topic asking many of you right here in the community, did you receive your monthly benefit on the first? I was doing a bunch of research about it. I didn’t see any reason why payments would have been delayed on the first of the month.

So I ask you, I asked this community right here asking you, did you receive your benefit? If not, please tell me a little bit more what’s going on here. Well, as a result of that video, the vast majority of you reached out and said, I got it. No problems here. I got my benefit. I’m scared. I need the money right away and it’s delayed. I have no clue. So anyway, what I did is I did some more research on this. Again, I was not able to find anything about this. As for any reasons why payments may be delayed. So here’s what I would say. Again, even just yesterday I saw a couple of comments coming out, fresh new comments saying still haven’t received it yet. I’m very scared. I don’t know what to do.

Here’s the deal. If you’re somebody who has not received your benefit yet, here we are a week into the month already. If you have not received it yet as of today, I would highly recommend tomorrow. Please call Social Security, ask them what’s going on. Connect with an agent.

They should be able to look into your specific situation and they should be able to give you a little bit more detail. As far as what’s going on. For those of you who have not received it yet this month, I would say it’s probably an isolated incident. It looks like the vast majority of people are receiving their benefits with no delay. So for some reason, your benefit didn’t arrive.

Honestly, I don’t know why, but I would highly recommend calling Social Security right away tomorrow, connect with an agent, tell them your situation and say, I should have got my benefit. I didn’t get it. Can you please help? They should be able to give you some information. So, again, there’s a small handful of you out there.

But again, I hope this helps you out. And I wanted to give you a quick update on that video from a few days ago for some of you that may have been wondering what’s going on here, honestly, I don’t have an answer for it. I don’t know. I’ve looked I do not see any reason why payments were delayed. So if that’s you, please call Yeah, kind of scary. But anyway, please do that. All right, let me give you an update here and let you know what is going on this coming Friday. And again, answer some of those questions that I’ve been seeing down below on previous topics here asking, is Friday going to impact my monthly benefits? I cannot have a delay.

I’m scared. I need the money right away. I cannot even go a single day without my benefit. I’ve got a dollar and $0.14. I have $0.12 things like this in your monthly benefit.

And you have that much money left over right now and you’re living on that. You need the benefit right away. So let me talk through this for you in this topic. All right. So as I’ve talked about here in the last couple of topics and realistically, the last couple of weeks here, I’ve mentioned this a couple of different times.

This coming Friday is when Congress needs to pass one of two things that you either need to pass a long-term spending bill to keep the government funded and open operational through the end of the fiscal year, which is September 30. Or they either need to do a short-term patch, like a stopgap bill, a continuing resolution to keep the government funded for some undefined period of time going forward. Otherwise, if they do not do one of those two options, we’d be going into a government shutdown as of the end of the day this coming Friday. So I want to talk through this with you because I have seen a number of comments reaching out saying, does this mean my benefits are going to be delayed? Is this going to impact my benefits?

Is this going to mean my benefits are going to be temporary, canceled? All right, hang with me here. Let’s talk through this. When it comes to this type of government shutdown, no way. Your benefits will not be impacted in any way, shape, or form.

Here’s what happens. When it comes to a government shutdown, some of the operations of the government may be in jeopardy of actually closing down and sacrificing those operations. In that event, those operations would potentially be halted temporarily until Congress can come together and do some type of funding patch, some type of long-term or short-term funding patch. However, when it comes to benefits like Social Security, SSDI, retirement survivors, SSI, VA, RRB, here’s the deal. When it comes to these monthly benefits, there’s an agreement within Congress.

There’s rules on the book that say, in the event of a government shutdown, monthly benefits will continue to be paid out. So there are a few things out there that are deemed as essential services and essential benefits. These are essential. So monthly benefits going out from these programs are deemed as essential. Therefore, in the event of a government shutdown, there will not be any delay.

You’re good to go. No delay to your benefit. The government can shut down all at once, but your benefits will be fine. They are shielded from that because these are essential. So, again, in the event of a government shutdown, either this coming Friday or possibly in a month or three months or in a year or in five years, again, unless some kind of legislation changes, which I highly doubt that would change, you’re good to go.

So in the event of a government shutdown, you’re fine. Seriously, your benefits will be totally fine. You’ll be good to go. When it comes to those benefits, however, there’s always a loophole, right? There’s always a caveat.

There’s always something. When it comes to Snap benefits, that’s one thing we’ve got to watch closely, because in the event of a government shutdown or lack of funding, things like this, Snap benefits could potentially be in jeopardy. Over a 30 day period of time, they can continue sending benefits out for 30 days. However, outside of that 30 days, then they would potentially be in jeopardy. But again, please don’t worry about that.

It’s not going to get to that point. Congress has basically made it very clear they’re not going to go into any kind of shutdown. Even though they do not agree on the bill right now, they’re likely going to at least pass a short-term patch to keep things rolling here at the same rate that they have been for the last five months. So don’t worry about it, please. I know that there’s a lot to worry about right now.

This is one of those things that you should not lose any sleep over right now. So please don’t worry about it. However, I do want to mention one thing, because I’ve seen this as well as I’m guessing a lot of you have seen this or maybe heard this somewhere, which is I’m scared because I’ve heard that this could potentially impact our benefits. Here’s what it comes down to. Remember last year, I’m going to be honest with you.

I don’t remember which month it was. It was maybe what was it? November, maybe. I think it was November. I’m having a hard time recalling which month this happened in.

But last year, one time there was Congress and they were bouncing around. They were struggling. They were wrestling around with this idea, with the debt ceiling. Remember that one? Now, the debt ceiling is something totally different than government shutdown. The debt ceiling is a much bigger issue. The debt ceiling is one of these that could have potentially disrupted your benefits. Potentially very minimally. But again, don’t worry about that. The debt ceiling is good to go until the end of this year.

There’s nothing to worry about with that. They’ve extended it out until then. But until we get to that point, we could be having a different conversation. But as of right now, the debt ceiling is one of those things that could potentially have a short-term impact to monthly benefits, as in maybe a short-term delay. But we’re not dealing with a debt ceiling issue right now. We’re dealing with a government shutdown issue which has no impact to your monthly benefit. So I hope that one helps you out. But again, it’s the debt ceiling that comes around every so often, not very often at all. But that’s one of the things that could potentially have a small delay to the delivery of payments in the event that the debt ceiling went untouched and the government was able to default. If that’s the case, we’re going to have some pretty big fish to Fry, and delayed the benefits would ultimately be possibly one of those things.

But again, that’s not a worry right now. Again, it’s not going to be a worry for a very long time. And ultimately, they always get that figured out anyway. So the moral of the story is please don’t worry about it. There’s a lot of things going on right now, a lot of things that we can focus our attention on.

See you soon on next topic bye.

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