4 million vets will be left without disability benefits if the shutdown continues.
There's more fallout after the U.S. Veterans Affairs Administration was forced to shut its regional offices, including the one in Newington, because of the shutdown.
Now an Iraqi war vet from Bristol says he is worried he won't be able to get his disability benefits for the month of October.
Retired Army Specialist Jordan Massa suffers from a post traumatic brain injury after a roadside bomb went off in 2007.
On October 1 of this year, he finally received his disability benefits, after fighting for them for two years. Then this week he got the news that 7,000 VA workers would be furloughed forcing the closure of benefits offices.
"Of course it's frustration," said Massa. "I'm aggravated. I'd like to receive the benefits I'm entitled to."
Massa served two tours in Iraq and he's a Purple Heart winner.
"I hear the government is shut down and the VA is furloughed and they're not funded and I'm not expected to get benefits unless they get funded," he said.
On Wednesday Eric Shinseki, the secretary for U.S. Veterans Affairs, warned Congress that four million veterans and their spouses would be left without disability benefits if the government shutdown goes through the end of the month.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he is trying to help. Massa received a call from the senator Wednesday morning.
"The United States ought to be ashamed and embarrassed by failing to keep faith and make these payments that these veterans are entitled to receive," said Blumenthal.
In an interview with NBC Connecticut on Wednesday Sen. Blumenthal said it's time for the shutdown to end.
"The President should bring all sides into the White House to end the failure to adopt a budget," he said.
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