He can look into his states Vocational Rehabilitation program. But funds have been cut drastically in recent years. If someone is receiving disability. VR has the incentative to get them off disability and back to work. In some cases, if testing shows the person is likely to end up in disability if they are not retrained. They will retrain the person. The only way he will know is to contact the state Vocational Rehabilitation office in his area. A lot of areas have waiting lists. So it might benefit him to call now.
How old is he ? Does he have training or education in any other field ? Age is a factor in being approved for disability. In order to be approved for disability. He must prove with medical evidence and non medical evidence that he cannot perform SGA working jobs in the national economy.
The SGA for 2022' will be $1350 before taxes. Based on what you have said here. It sounds highly unlikely that he would be approved for disability anytime soon.
He needs to find out what his monthly disability benefits would be. Do you know if he has been paying into social security ? Unfortunately, some people are shocked to learn they have not been paying into it or have not paid in enough. See the link below
See- Number Of Credits Needed For Disability-
Post Edited (Mercy&Grace) : 11/14/2021 6:42:36 PM (GMT-7)