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Who gets paid during a government shutdown: VERIFY Fact Sheet
Yes, veterans will still get disability, pension benefits during government shutdown
While much of the government will run out of funding without a new budget, several veterans programs are still funded for another year.
Every federal worker impacted by the shutdown will get paid eventually
Do members of Congress and the president get paid during a shutdown? Do furloughed federal workers get back pay? VERIFY answers your top questions.
Yes, the FTC Fortnite settlement is real
You could get some money back if you or your child bought in-game Fortnite items. The FTC said the game’s payment system was confusing and led to surprise charges.
USPS doesn’t send unsolicited texts about undelivered packages. Those messages are scams
Have you received an unsolicited text appearing to be from the postal service, claiming you have an undelivered package? Here’s why that message is a scam.
No, United Auto Workers are not paid $75 an hour
We VERIFY how much the Big Three car companies actually pay their workers, who just went on strike.
No, UAW workers are not paid $75 an hour
Auto workers on strike are demanding 40% raises from Ford, GM, and Chrysler (Stellantis). But they don’t make $75/hour, like some claim.
Social Security checks aren't affected by government shutdown
Several VERIFY readers asked if they’ll still receive their Social Security checks in the event of a government shutdown. Here’s what we found.
No, the federal government does not give undocumented immigrants $2,200 per month
Multiple VERIFY readers asked us about claims that undocumented immigrants get a monthly stipend from the government. Here’s what we found.
No, people affected by Camp Lejeune's toxic water don’t need a lawyer to file a compensation claim
People who were exposed to toxic water at Camp Lejeune from 1953 to 1987 can request financial relief under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act. Here's how to file a claim.
No, the U.S. government isn’t planning to recall the dollar
A VERIFY reader asked us to look into claims that the U.S. government is planning to recall cash and replace it with a digital dollar. Here’s what we found.
No, Social Security recipients won’t get a bonus payment in September
Supplemental Security Income recipients will get a second payment in September. But it’s an advance for October – not a bonus payment.
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