The Ruling on Taking Social Assistance If Not Needed – Shaikh Bin Baz
Question: Is social security/assistance allowed for the one who does not have a need for it?
Answer: “That which we know is that the government, may Allah facilitate for them, gives social security/assistance to the poor who do not have anything and who meet the conditions for taking it. And it is not for him to lie. Verily the one who is from its people can take social assistance and meets the desired conditions. As for the one who lies and claims to be poor or she claims that she does not have a husband and she has a husband and what resembles that, then he should not take that. The conclusion is that it is not allowed to take social assistance except the one who meets the conditions which the government has placed. This is obligatory. It is obligatory to fear Allah and be cautious of taking what is not allowed for him. And in Allah aid is sought”.
Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan