As the exclusion stops, more and more federal employees are called to work – unpaid, at least in the foreseeable future – to keep the key things safe.
Your assumption is good like ours.
Are there foods I have to avoid?
The US Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday resumed some food safety inspections that were halted since the closure began.
Is it safe to travel?
Are US diplomatic posts secure?
How about forecasting weather?
The hurricane season does not begin until June, but predictions and researchers use off-season to improve and improve storm forecasting models, techniques and techniques. Now much of the research is under threat.
Will I get your mail?
Yes. The post office does not use federal appropriations for operations instead of relying on sales of postal items, products and services.
Will I get my tax refund?
Will I get my food labels?
Is social insurance affected?
No, social services are not affected and benefits will continue to arrive on time.
How were the Indian tribes affected?
Around 1.9 million Indians and natives of Alaska receive funding from the Indian Affairs Bureau, which is headed by the Ministry of Interior, one of the agencies affected by the closure.
Can I still visit national parks?
Some are completely closed. Others are still open, but with little staff.
What about the Smithsonian Museum?
What happens to court cases?
Can I marry in Washington?
Yes. Because of the capital's unique management, some municipal functions, including the granting of marriage licenses, are affected by the closure.
The President and ] the members of the Congress are paid?
Yes. The salaries of the president and the members of Congress are recorded in the Constitution and are not financed through annual budget appropriations
Is federal workers getting help?
Contract workers may not be so happy. Whether they will get paid depends on their employer.
Whether the employees who worried should return to work if the government so requests?
Can federal officials pay weekends ?
What about the benefits of federal workers? Health insurance will continue, and premiums will accumulate at the time of closure to be denied wages after the reopening of the government.
However, requests for a flexible account will not be refunded until the exclusion expires. And premiums for long-term care and dental and visual insurance will accumulate, after which employees will be charged directly. Workers can also not contribute to Savings Plans, their federal savings accounts for retirement. They can borrow money from these accounts – but only if the suspension is expected to last for less than 30 days. Employees may withdraw from the accounts if they are 59½ years old or face "financial difficulties".
Can employees get another job or request donations? Workers looking for another job must continue the standards and rules of ethical conduct of the executive, as well as the relevant rules of the agency. These rules could limit the kind of work they can take, as well as the money they can earn. And there is always the opportunity for employees to be called back to their government positions in a short time.
Can Federal Workers Apply for Unemployment Insurance?
Is federal workers getting financial help? Some banks and credit unions provide financial assistance to federal workers, including advance payments and low or non-interest-bearing loans.
Proposals are for short-term emergencies, and may not be as useful to employees when excluded.
Can Federal Workers Retire or Retire?
Most employees who plan to retire have already filed their relevant documents a few months earlier. They will retire, in effect on the given date, regardless of the exclusion.
Those who have not applied for retirement may have to wait until the government reopens.
CNN's Greg Wallace contributed to this report.