I was wondering what adjective I could use for people with this character
If something happens, then I should get something for free.
According to Estha, if they’d been born on the bus, they’d have got free bus rides for the rest of their lives.
The God of Small Things
They also believed that if they were killed on a zebra crossing, the government should pay for their funerals.
Can “Greedy” be used?
One adjective that may work:
believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment.
“kids who feel so entitled and think the world will revolve around them”
Source: Google define operation on entitled
This describes someone who thinks they deserve something. It can be money or other things.
If someone is always looking for a way to get something, we might say they are opportunistic.
a person who takes advantage of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle.
“most burglaries are committed by casual opportunists”
“the calculating and opportunist politician”
Source: Google define operation on opportunist