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Will Government Shutdown Affect Arc of Westchester?

Posted on : 10/03/2013

I have been asked if the” government shutdown” will affect the Arc of Westchester.  The answer I can give at this time is there is no impact.

However, this could change if the shut down continues.  The most immediate impact could be a delay in the approval of new applications for Medicaid and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.   Since the shutdown includes extension of furloughs for “non-essential” personnel, we may find that there are not enough agents to assist our families or people with disabilities.

In the long run, this shutdown may have other effects yet to be determined.  We are watching this carefully to make sure our services and supports are not disrupted.  I am in contact with our federal representatives to make sure we understand any other impacts that may arise.

Please know that the Arc of Westchester is here to help you and your families. Please let us know if you have questions about the “government shutdown.” We will do our very best to help you find answers. You may email your questions to [email protected].

Ric Swierat

Executive Director

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