VA Sec. Shinseki: Shutdown Will Hurt Vets

Posted October 9, 2013 at 11:35am

Military Times

“The VA will exhaust its funding for benefits in about two weeks, he said.”

“Testifying before the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Shinseki said estimated 3.8 million veterans, including 433,000 who are totally disabled, won’t be receiving disability compensation and 360,000 surviving spouses and children won’t be receive dependency and indemnity compensation if the government shutdown isn’t resolved by the end of October.”