Lots of us have qualified for SSDI. I am very high functioning. It took me 3 years to get approved but I should have been approved at the first or second application but a case reviewer messed up. His condition sounds like his application should be a slam dunk approval. He will not have Medicare and his SSDI check. He can enroll in Medicare Advantage programs that often include additional benefits. I am with United Healthcare Medicare Complete. It covers prescriptions and has access to health clubs that take Silver Sneakers.
Consider it 'breathing room' for you to help him figure out his life. There are companies that have job opportunities that can fit the specific limitations of the disabled. His diagnosis as disabled will qualify him for these opportunities.
So, take that deep breath, relax, and look at how you can help him plan his future.
My best to you.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and reduced paroxetine by half 3/2013
"Be Still and Know That I am God" Psalm 46:10