If you have been denied Social Security Disability Benefits, we have the Experience to help you win your case.
    • David Downard worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 11 years.
    • We have Won Millions of Dollars in Back Pay for the Disabled.
    • Our Attorneys have more than 50 Years Social Security Disability/SSI experience.
    • David Downard has helped 1000’s of clients win their cases.
    • Real Lawyers try your case–not advocates, consultants or civilians.
    • More than 70% of disability cases are Denied upon the initial claim.
    • There is a Time Limit to file your appeal.
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Downard & Associates, PLLC has help thousands of clients win their cases. Experience Matters! Attorney David Downard worked for the Social Security Administration for more than 11 years. Our attorneys have more than 50 years collective experience in Social Security Disability / SSI cases. We know the law. Contact us to find out how we can help you, or call now for a free consultation.

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"The day I got home from the pain doctor, I heard his message on my answering machine. My case was approved! I fell to my knees and started crying." – Jamie W.
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Social Security Disability Law (SSI)
Social Security Disability Law (SSI)

Disability is a condition judged to be a significant mental or physical impairment that is expected to last at least 12 months. The term is often used to refer to an individual’s functioning including physical impairments; sensory, cognitive and intellectual impairments; mental illness; and various types of chronic diseases.

Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a monthly disability benefit provided to aged (legally deemed to be 65 or older), blind, or disabled persons based on need, and paid by the United States Government. The same rules apply for SSI disability entitlement.


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*Who is disabled?
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Street Address
City, State, Zip
*Phone number
*Email address
*Already receiving Social Security benefits?
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*Date of birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
Marital status
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*What health/medical condition that prevents applicant from working?
Will a doctor verify that you are not able to work?
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*Have you ever applied for Social Security Benefits?
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If yes, when were you last denied?
Did you appeal?
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If yes when?
Were you denied the appeal?
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*Do you HAVE an attorney assisting you with this matter?
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This site is not affiliated with, endorsed by or associated with the Social Security Administration (ssa.gov) or the Department of Veterans Affairs (CVA) or any other government agency. All attorneys licensed in Tennessee. Specific state licenses are not required for Social/Security Disability cases. Downard and Associates has successfully handled cases in Tennessee, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida.

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