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Are my US citizen children eligible for public benefits and Medicaid?

YES. Even if you are undocumented, your US citizen children are eligible for public benefits just as other citizen children are.

Remember that the welfare office does not need to know what your status is in order to give benefits to your citizen children.

If you are undocumented, you do NOT have to reveal your immigration status when applying for benefits on behalf of your children, even if you are asked.