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qualify for

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements for something; to be or become eligible for something. In order to qualify for a sales tax rebate, you must fill out a form and provide original receipts for all purchases being claimed.
2. To cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "for." The company is offering to pay for me to do a master's degree that will qualify me for a senior management position in the business. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you for welfare.
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qualify someone for something

to enable someone to meet the requirements for something. His years with the company qualified him for pension. Does this ticket qualify me for the drawing?
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qualify for something

to meet the requirements for something. I'm sorry, you do not qualify for this job. I don't qualify for it.
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qualify for

v.
1. To be competent or eligible for something, such as an office, job, or benefit: After one year on the job, you will qualify for a raise.
2. To cause someone to be competent or eligible for something: That certificate qualifies you for a promotion.
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Jeff's attendance at the local computer programming seminar qualifies as educational assistance, even though it is not directly related to his current job and may help qualify him for a new trade or business.
This, of course, presumes that the educational expense is otherwise deductible, i.e., maintains or improves his skills and does not qualify him for a new trade or business.
The Tax Court agreed with the taxpayer that this education did not qualify him for a new trade or business, noting that the course of study involved a broad, general overview of management: "There were no specialized programs which would qualify a graduate, as a matter of technical training or as a prerequisite to professional certification, for any particular trade, profession or business."(25) While the court held for the taxpayer, it is certainly possible for the IRS to argue that an MBA might qualify a taxpayer for any number of new jobs, e.g., investment banking on Wall Street, even though such jobs are highly competitive.