How long to wait after green card before eligible for benefits?

Immi2001

Registered Users (C)
#1
Can someone share the experience of getting state benefits after green card? I got my green card this year in Kansas. Want to apply for food stamps and housing assistance, but some people told me I have to wait for 5 years to be eligible. Is that true in other states too?

Thanks
 

mmed

Volunteer Moderator
#3
Can someone share the experience of getting state benefits after green card? I got my green card this year in Kansas. Want to apply for food stamps and housing assistance, but some people told me I have to wait for 5 years to be eligible. Is that true in other states too?

Thanks
That is true in the state I am in too.
 

Vegaj

Registered Users (C)
#6
That is not 100% accurate. The sponsor would not be responsible if the GC holder gets the citizenship.

Anyways, if the GC holder applies for food stamps and assistance, the government may go after the sponsor to collect the money
 
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