GRADY COUNTY —
Although such appropriations will keep medical facilities up and running, Ricks said certain services may run out of funding by the end of October.
"VA has funds available to ensure claims processing and payments in the compensation, pension, education, and vocational rehabilitation programs will continue through late October," Ricks said. "However, in the event of a prolonged shutdown, claims processing and payments in these programs will be suspended when funds are exhausted. Due to the shutdown, Veterans benefits Administration will not be able to continue overtime for claims processors."
The national cemetery will also remain open, but will run on less staff, said Ricks.