Administrative Law Judge (ALJ): Downs, Amber Facebook Like Google+ Share

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Disability Judge Downs Summary

Downs, Amber is an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) who adjudicates Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. This disability judge's most recent reported decision was in 08/2016 at the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review (ODAR) located in Paducah, KY. Since 12/2014, this ALJ has adjudicated or decided 433 disability claims, of which 165 were adjudicated favorably - that is, disability benefits were granted in 38.1% of these claims. Select "Monthly Detail" to show adjudication trends for this ALJ on a monthly basis.

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100 percent disabled veteran who went in front of Mrs. Downs. After the hearing she is attempting to enter an opinion that goes against everything my files show in attempt to deny me benefits. The fact she is entering this after the hearing so my lawyer can not cross examine this random expert shows how sneaky she is. Looking at her numbers she approves close to the least amount of people in both states that she operates. According to the law ALJ judges are suppose to give great weight to VA disability findings. Instead, she is looking for any way to deny me. I have been in contact with state legislators who are investigating the matter. It is a sad world when a veteran risks their life for their country and returns a shell of what they once were only to have to fight for a judge to believe in an already VA determined 100 percent disability. This needs to change and I will help change this law. We need new laws to support our wounded veterans and ALJ judges need to be held accountable for going against the SSDI veteran laws. This practice is a disgrace on veterans. What she did in my opinion is a disgrace and I am glad the state is looking into this matter to help other veterans in the future. We deserve better. Good luck to anyone seeing this judge who is a veteran..you have an uphill battle.


She's Tampa's version of ALJ Colon. She will as the rep for an opening/closing. She looks to deny, painfully goes through work history with claimant, asks the heaviest weight of each job up to 15 years ago, asks if claimant cooks meals, does laundry, sweeps, etc...as if sweeping for 10 minutes means they can work full-time. Very easy on the eyes and very unpleasant and unfavorable. Good luck.

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