Sarah Ford | October 1, 2013

Meals on Wheels Advocate Worried Over Shutdown

Meals on Wheels Advocate Worried Over Shutdown

Meals on Wheels programs have been struggling to meet increasing demand for their services after years of funding cuts at the federal, state and local levels.

Now a government shutdown promises to make their jobs even harder.

The programs submit reimbursement requests to cover their expenses for providing meals to vulnerable seniors who either can’t afford to feed themselves adequately, are socially isolated or unable to prepare their own meals.

In a federal shutdown, those reimbursements may be delayed indefinitely unless local or state agencies can draw from other funds to make the payments. But if the shutdown goes on for a long time, those other funds may not last.

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Source: money.cnn.com

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