Many people showed instant concern when it was announced that the government was shut down.

Most wanted to know exactly what it meant for them, especially those who receive government assistance.

Well, according to AL.com, those receiving food stamps, disability, and other benefits will continue to do so. The postal service will also continue to run, and most national parks will remain open.

However, there are some agencies that are adversely affected, such as military personnel. To see what's affected and what's not, click here.