Applying for food stamps
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?
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