06 Dec '17, 11pm

What A Government Shutdown Looks Like For The Military

While it is hard to see through all the tax bill drama, our federal government is, once again, facing a potential government shutdown on Friday. While we all hope and expect that this disaster will be averted, it is important to understand what can happen when the government shuts down. It’s happened before, as recently as 2013, and there’s no reason to think it won’t happen again. And it can have a direct impact on military families. Please note: very little is written in law. Much of this information comes from understanding what has happened in previous shutdowns and interpretations of the laws that impact the issue, but not from actual existing rules and laws themselves. Military Pay There are a couple of big myths that make military folks think that they shouldn’t be worried about their pay during a government shutdown. Please understand that military pay absolutely c...

Full article: https://www.military.com/paycheck-chronicles/2017/12/06/w...

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