How long will it take for things to be back to normal following govt. shutdown?

Social service agencies that rely on federal money can only guess when the money will begin flowing again.
October 16, 2013 7:53:51 PM PDT
-- Now that the budget deal is done in Washington, the question is how long will it take to get things back on track for all the people who've been impacted.

Some local social service agencies that rely on federal money can only guess when the money will begin flowing again.

Nancy Coston, the director of the Orange County Department of Social Services, says she can only speculate that things will be fully operational next week.

A more concrete example of a timeline for services is with the Work First program.

Coston says applications typically take 30 days to process, and they've still been taking applications during the shutdown.

So, if you applied on Oct. 1, you can expect about a 15 to 16 day delay.

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