Washington (CNN) - In the event of a government shutdown, the paychecks for millions of non-essential federal workers, members of the military and some in Congress will be delayed - or not even come at all.
CNN asked how those affected get paid:
The office of the House Chief Administrative Officer said that lawmakers get paid on the first of the month. Others, including their staffers and other personnel, receive a paycheck at the end of the month.
According to the Secretary of the Senate's office, all those in the Senate - lawmakers, staff and other personnel - are paid on the 5th and 20th of every month.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service's website notes that paychecks are given out on April 15 and April 29.
If a shutdown occurs, service members would still fight overseas and serve here at home but not be paid until a shutdown is over.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, during a visit with troops in Iraq Friday, said that "If the government shuts down on the eighth and is shut for a week, you'll lose a half a paycheck. If it were to go on until the 30th, you would lose a whole paycheck."
Also, the Navy Credit Union says they will cover the April 15th paychecks for Navy personnel in the event of a shutdown.
The Officer of Personnel Management said that federal workers are paid every two weeks. The next paycheck is set for April 15.