Welcome to the board. I truly hope we can offer you the kind of support you're looking for here.
Your poor brother must be suffering, and you must be very worried. I know very little about applying for disability benefits or Social Security benefits so I'm afraid my only advice to you is to call an accountant or financial planner if you know one, who can give you some expert advice. If your brother had a job, he might have had disability insurance, and therefore, he might be eligible.
Anyone else on the board done this before?
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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare