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I am a legal permanent resident. Am I eligible to receive welfare and Medicaid?

It depends. Some legal permanent residents are eligible for Food Stamps, although most legal permanent residents are not. Eligibility for Medicaid, Temporary Aid to Needy Families, and general assistance by legal permanent residents varies from state to state.