VA to furlough 7,000 employees, close regional offices

Veterans AffairsVA to furlough 7,000 employees, close regional offices

Veterans regional offices will be closed and nobody will answer their phones beginning Tuesday morning as the government shutdown forces furloughs of 7,000 employees of the Veterans Benefits Administration.

“All public access to VBA regional offices and facilities will be suspended,” said Veterans Affairs Department spokeswoman Victoria Dillon.

Read more: http://www.armytimes.com/article/20131007/NEWS05/310070042/VA-regional-offices-closed-by-government-shutdown

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