Applying for food stamps

 

Question:

 

Assalamualaikum
I was wondering if someone lost their job due to Corona over a month ago.
And they don’t have income coming in, but they have rent and bills still.
But they have a few thousand dollars of savings left in the bank.
Can they apply for food stamps or do they have to use up all their money before getting help?

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If one legally qualifies to receive food stamps from the government, he may apply for food stamps as this is a Hadiyyah (gift) from the government.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

 

 

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