The government shutdown now in its 28th day has affected some 800,000 federal employees. Either deemed ‘essential’ and forced to work or furloughed. Either way, they aren’t getting paid, yet. While a bill has been signed that will require back pay for working and furloughed feds they won’t see a dime until the government reopens. In the meantime, local organizations and private businesses have offered help. The latest: PayPal. Reuters reports the financial giant is offering up to $500 lines of credit to federal workers who have been impacted by the longest shutdown in U.S. government history. The offer, to those federal workers who use PayPal Credit, will last until the government reopens and employees receive their first paychecks. Do you know someone impacted by the shutdown? Have you done anything to assist them?