In California. My brother is Mentally Disabled. We have two different doctors reports stating that he is Mentally Retarded Mild. We have gone through the entire process to get SSI/SDI including appeal and have been turned down because the judge states that he had worked for 20 years (which he did because he got the job through a program HOPE). The judge ruled that if he was able to work before he should be able to work now. Completely missing the point that he can not read or write and therefore can not even begin to look for a job. We have tried Rehabilitation Services through the county to help him find a job, like what HOPE did. So far after 6 months they have not found him any work either. He has no social skills and certainly does not have the skills to look for, interview for, nor land a job.
What can I do next to get him some of the benefits he has earned or what other programs are there out there to get my brother some income (he has none).