How Will The Government Shutdown Affect Social Security?

I have been asked this question several times over the past week.   There have been delays in dealing with the local Social Security office, and services have been limited.  If you have a disability hearing before an Administrative Law Judge scheduled, however, there does not appear to be any delays or rescheduling due to the Government shutdown.   Please refer to the SSA website for a detailed list of the services still provided during the shutdown.