Disabled veterans concerned over government shutdown
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GREEN BAY - The government shutdown a cause for concern for local veterans offices and those they serve.
Seven-thousand Veteran Affairs workers were furloughed Tuesday, but there's an even greater impact if the shutdown goes on for some time.
Veterans won't have to worry about their medical care put on hold, but those checks they receive monthly could stop if this shutdown continues for a few more weeks.
The Disabled American Veterans office in De Pere is watching closely for those members they serve. Veterans Affairs has enough money to process claims for pensions and compensation right now, but a deadline looms cutting those checks off.