Claiming Benefits


What is the Islamic perspective on UK state benefits - Are they halal if they are being claimed for a genuine reason.

In particular,

Universal Credit - to cover living expenses whilst one is looking for work.

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help you with some of the extra costs if you have a long term ill-health or disability.

The uncertainty for me is that you are not actually working to receive these benefits.

Many thanks


May Allah bless you.
Yes if the claim is genuine then it is permissible.

And Allah knows best!

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