Thank you for this information, but won't he need to be seen by a medical doctor to get medication? He's also looked into SS and they can't help him. I don't think he's suicidal at this point but he's losing hope.
Thank you again
There are options available for him to obtain his pain medication.
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
RxAssist: Accessing Pharmaceutical Patient Assistance Programs
RxHope: The Heart of the Pharmaceutical Industry
I can find more if you need more too.
Also, if you fear that he is in danger of commiting suicide, then please call 911 or your county's mental health unit and have them see him. If he is suicidal, treatment is the best option for him and they can also help him obtain services he might need to help him secure medical insurance, help with getting his prescriptions paid for , and other available services in his area.
I would have him report to the nearest Social Security office and apply for either SSD ( Social Security Disability) or SSI ( Supplemental Security Income) which is for people who don't have enough work hour credits to allow them to obtain SSD. SSI can also be gotten to help during the time that he will be waiting to obtain approval for his Disability claim.