In New York State 12,000 civilian jobs with the department of defense would be furloughed to make up for millions of dollars in funding cuts.
Nationally veterans make up almost half of the department's civilian workforce.
The pay cuts could last anywhere from a couple days, to weeks, "I think the uncertainty is the biggest factor 47:02 that's what will drive people our way I think," said Bob Mitchell of the Veterans Outreach Center, "people are nervous, because they don't know how the cuts are going to take effect."
The Department of Veterans Affairs and most veterans agencies budgets won't be effected by sequestration, meaning they'll have the resources to help, "we put 100%, 110, or more, into it, so there won't be any effect on the veterans when we do provide our services," explained Jason Skinner of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
As the Friday deadline draws near they all say it's time to put politics aside and come up with a plan to avoid the cuts, "I think people just want to see them get a solution, I feel a lot of frustration because they just want to be sure of what's going to happen for themselves and their families," said Mitchell.
Representatives in both the house and senate have said they expect the cuts will take effect on Friday.
On Tuesday Republicans in congress started talking about a plan to give agencies the power to decide which services to cut.