There are a multitude of factors in play in this situation and the advice of an experienced adoption attorney is critical. I would not post too many details on this site but instead would consult with an attorney about this matter. Best of luck to you.
There is a 24 month waiting period for Medicare for both Parts A (hospital coverage) and B (physician coverage). During this "waiting" period many of my clients are also eligible for Medicaid although it may be on a sliding fee scale basis. I would first contact the local SS office or call the national SS helpline: 1-800-772-1213. Best of luck to you.
Any information in a Social Security disability claim file is kept private from the general public including any information that is sent to the Appeals Council. I would consult with an experienced Social Security attorney as soon as possible. Best of luck to you.
When SS processes the claim the SSI portion will be processed first and then the SSDI portion is processed. I am not sure where you are but the SSI portion is usually controlled by the local office (to some extent) while the SSDI is handled by the payment center (Baltimore of Birmingham). My suggestion is to make an appointment and go down to the local office to explain your situation to them and see if you can get any help. In my experience the people at the local office do want to help you...
Many attorneys will help you from the beginning. The Social Security disability process does not come with easy 1-2-3 instructions and I always recommend professional help. The attorney gets paid if you are successful so there is an incentive for the attorney to aggressively develop the file and work toward a favorable outcome. Best of luck to you.
I agree with the previous answer but would advise making sure that the Federal Beneftis are in a separate shecking account soloely for that purpose. I am not sure if you have any other liquid assets but if you commingle the money, you may unwittingly create a problem.
In my experience a Congressional inquiry at this stage has little impact other than to produce a few more pieces of paper. The Administration reviews each case to determine if a hearing will be needed. IWhether or not a hearing is needed will depend entirely on the facts, particularly the medical evidence in the case. Best of luck to you.
The first question is "what did the 5 year old contribute to the actual idea/concept?". While a child can certainly be an inventor, I would consult with a patent attorney to discuss the concept of inventorship. Once you discuss the entire invention with a patent attorney it may be determined that the 5 year old was not really a co-inventor. You can always assign any patent rights to a 5 year old; this will allow the 5 year old to exercise some rights to the invention once he or she becomes...