Story by May-Jacqueline Patterson, Reporter
The 16-day, partial government shutdown in October affected many Americans. Several government ser- vices, payments and salaries came to an abrupt halt.
ACC student and Army veteran Jeremiah Rodriguez learned about the shutdown while watching the news on TV. He said he wasn’t sure if it affected the GI Bill payments which cover his tuition and provide a housing allowance.
“One thing I do know for certain is the government shutdown did not affect the health care I receive for being a veteran,” he said. “I had a medical emergency that needed to be taken care of.”
Veteran Miguel Segura, who also learned about the government shutdown through the media, said the shutdown did not cause him any long-term problems.
“It just took the government a long time to pay the school and to give me my housing allowance.”
He said ACC was understanding about the delay in his tuition payment, but it was still a stressful time as he waited for the payments to come in.