8 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect You

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4. Social Security offices will be unable to issue new or replacement cards. In addition, the government halts the ability for these offices to replace medicare cards and issue letters for proof of income. But here is a list of services that will still be offered.

5. Veterans receiving compensation for service or combat-related injuries could be greatly affected. The Department of Veterans Affairs stated that if the shutdown continues into late October, it will run out of money used to compensate the more than 3.6 million veterans who rely on this support.

6. Those seeking to apply for federally backed loans will need to wait. "Federal loans for rural communities, small business owners, families buying a home will be home," President Obama announced on Friday when discussing a possible shutdown.

7. The IRS is suspending all audit activities, but will continue to collect taxes from those who requested an extension for 2012.

8. Visa and passport processing are being delayed. The Department of State announced that visa processing will only be for “life or death” emergencies.

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