Financial assistance from the government

Q: I want to know if age pension is halaal to take irrespective of whether a person needs it or not? Particularly if that person has never worked in his life. Thank you in advance for your time and consideration.

Bismillaah

A: If it is a financial assistance that the government renders to it’s citizens upon reaching old age, then it is permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)