is it permissible to apply for claims/grants such as ‘maternity grants/special maternity grants’ if you are paying NIS as part of your legal job requirement? And if the grant is more than that which you have paid to them but you will continue to pay them can one accept this amount and continue to pay til they have paid equivelant to the grant and/or more?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
Yes, it is permissible to apply for these claims and grants since you are paying NIS. Even if the grant is more than what you have already paid, you can still take it and benefit from it because your employer also contributes to your NIS and these monies are Halal for you to claim and benefit from. Besides this, when you return to work, you will be required to continue to pay your NIS.
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan
This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.