Who is, and who isn’t getting paid?

No one really seems to know for sure, as questions remain over the military pay law.

Officials say about half of the 800,000 DOD workers have been furloughed, while others classified as “excepted” — including teachers, emergency workers and those supporting military operations — were told to keep working. Late Monday, as the deadline to work out a funding deal for the government neared, Congress passed the “Pay Our Military Act” to ensure troops and excepted civilians would keep getting paychecks, and President Barack Obama signed it into law.

But some three days later, the Pentagon has yet to tell employees whether they’ll be able to collect their Oct. 15 pay.


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