The U.S hit its debt limit of 31.4 trillion dollars more than five months ago, and since then talks to raise the country's debt ceiling have been at a standstill.
Congressional leaders are optimistic a decision will be made soon, but there are concerns that programs like Social Security and Medicare will need to be changed.
Changes that could heavily affect groups like senior veterans.
"You know they are in the back end of their life, this is an earned thing that they've paid into and now this could be a threat of them not getting paid," said David Ragan the President of Veterans Promise a veterans advocacy group located in Lackawanna County.
"I mean this could be the difference of people getting food on the table, being able to eat, or put clothes on their back."