[Q-ID0528] Can I claim disability allowance for my child who has ADHD?

QUESTION:

What do the scholars and muftis of the noble Shari’ah say regarding this matter; Is it permissible to claim disability allowance for a child who apparently and physically is normal but has some attributes which are deemed as disabilities by the government such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)?

Questioner: Haroon from UK

ANSWER:

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If disability allowance is claimed for a child, who according to the government is eligible for it then the money claimed is totally permissible as there is no deception in this. The money claimed through lying and deception of even a non-Muslim is impermissible, however if there is no lying or deception then that money is permissible for you.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Also see:

[Q-ID0594] Can I lie to get benefits in the UK?

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