David Downard & Associates
Disability is a condition judged to be significantly impaired relative to the usual standard of a society. The term is often used to refer to an individual functioning, including in physical impairment, sensory impairment, cognitive impairment, intellectual impairment, mental illness, and various types of chronic disease.
Supplemental Security Income (or SSI) is a monthly stipend provided to aged (legally deemed to be 65 or older), blind, or disabled persons based on need, paid by the United States Government.
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About David Downard
Mr. Downard worked for the Social Security Administration for over 11 years prior to receiving his law degree. Since then, he has spent another 8 years handling Social Security and Disability cases. That's nearly 20 years of direct experience working both for and against the Social Security Administration.
At Downard & Associates, our team of lawyers and staff bring similar experience to our other areas of practice as well, including criminal defense, domestic relations, personal injury, and more. Contact us today for more information.
Our goal at Downard & Associates, PLLC is to treat every client with the respect every person deserves. We focus our talents on helping the person and not just handling the case. As our client, you can expect us to resolve your issue promptly in the most favorable manner possible.
Hello, my name is David Downard. I was born in Springfield, Tennessee in 1968. I would like to tell you why the Disability Program is important to me. My father died when I was (12) twelve years old and I was raised by my grandparents. I received Social Security Benefits which in turn, financially helped me graduate high school.
After I graduated high school, I went to college. While in college I was married, and we had a son that was born with a disability. I worked full time, but we still qualified for SSI and Medicaid. His medical bills were paid (in excess of $1,000,000.00) while I graduated. He died of heart failure in 1991. That year, I decided to work for the Social Security Administration and started as a service representative.
At the same time, my grandmother applied for disability and was denied. I had no idea how to help her win. She gave up on trying to get her disability. She was (60) sixty years old.
I continued working for the Social Security Administration. After awhile, I knew I could help people fight for disability. I enrolled in law school and graduated in 2002.
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