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Filing for Unemployment

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Is it permissible to file for unemployment benefits, which the State or Federal government issues to people in certain situations?

Filing for Unemployment

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If the beneficiary of such benefits deserves such benefits and does not have a job, then applying for such benefits from the government and utilizing the money received as a result will be considered permissible. This money is considered a gift.

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