Situated in Dutchess County’s Berkshire foothills, the Town of Pawling features scenic horse farms and plenty of wide-open spaces. Just 70 miles north of New York City, Pawling is connected to the Big Apple via Metro-North and has long been a destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of life urban life. Quaint, quiet and private, much of the action in Pawling happens in the interior Village of Pawling, where a charming combination of shops and restaurants line a handful of streets. The town spans 48-square miles and is home to more than 8,000 residents. Newsman Edward R. Murrow, actor James Earl Jones and talk show host Sally Jesse Raphael are among those who have called Pawling home over the years.

Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a disability law firm, representing clients in Pawling and throughout Dutchess and Westchester counties (as well as in Connecticut and New Jersey) in claims for Social Security Disability benefits. Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience serving disabled individuals in the Hudson Valley community. Contact our firm toll free at 877-773-3030, call our Dutchess number at 845- 298-0065 or visit our website for a consultation at no cost to you.

The Social Security Disability claim process is often a long and complicated affair and, as a result, a person seeking benefits will benefit from the guidance and assistance of an experienced disability attorney.

The process begins when the person files a benefits claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, the SSA initially denies the majority of claims filed, including many with merit. It is important that a claimant not give up on his or her claim after an initial denial: it is our opinion that the denial is often intended to dissuade candidates from following through with the process. One of the next steps in the process is an administrative hearing, a claimant’s best opportunity to prove the claim.

The Social Security Disability attorneys at Hermann Law Group assist clients in this process by gathering all of the necessary evidence to support the claim and filing it on the client’s behalf, following up with SSA staff to ensure that it has the information it needs to decide on the claim and representing clients in an administrative hearing, if necessary. Unlike so-called “claim representatives,” we are licensed attorneys who can also represent clients in federal court on appeal when warranted.

Our Dutchess County office is conveniently located at 1207 U.S. Route 9 in Wappingers Falls. To get there from Pawling, take NY-216 West to NY-52 West. Turn right onto Rt. 9 North. Make a U-turn at S. Fowlerhouse Rd. onto Rt. 9 South (1/4 mile north of the large Viscount Liquor Store on the southbound side. There is a turning lane but no street sign). Go approximately half a mile south on Rt. 9 and turn into Executive Park. Drive around to the back of building to Suite 1H.

Our Connecticut office is also a short drive from Pawling, located at 235 Main Street in Danbury. Take NY-22 South from Pawling and make a left on Country Road 68. Take the first right onto East Branch Road and continue onto Country Road 67/Fairfield Drive. Turn right onto CT-39 S/Ball Pond Rd and continue on to Main Street.

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