Is It Allowed to Obtain Social Benefits Illegally?
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Is It Allowed to Obtain Social Benefits Illegally?

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Hani

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Apr 02, 2019

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As-salamu `alaykum. Please help me with regard to my very sensitive question. I am currently jobless. The government here in France pays social benefits for the people who left their work or those who are jobless an amount of money until they find work. Every month, the concerned authorities send a bill for the person to sign so that the money can be claimed. The problem is that I got an offer to work in an Islamic school on weekends, and I will receive money in return. Is it permissible for me to work in that Islamic school on weekends without informing the government in order to receive the unemployment allowances?

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