By Kathy Spears, DSHS Public Affairs Media Relations Manager
At this time, benefits for state Department of Social and Health Services clients receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Basic Food benefits will continue through the end of October. In addition, Medicare, Medicaid and child support payments are not affected by a federal government shutdown at this time. All DSHS offices remain open. As discussions continue in Washington D.C., information on other federal programs administered by DSHS is evolving.