Nicknamed “The Queen City of the Hudson,” Poughkeepsie is a thriving community that serves as the Hudson Valley’s unofficial capital. Wappinger Native Americans originally inhabited the land – Poughkeepsie means “the reed covered lodge by the little-water place” – before selling it to Dutch settlers in the 17th century. Today, the city is home to academic institutions such as Vassar and Marist Colleges as well as IBM’s sprawling campus. Famed inventor Samuel F.B. Morse’s former estate, Locust Grove, is a national landmark, while the nearby Poughkeepsie Galleria is the Hudson Valley’s largest shopping mall. In addition to Morse, other well-known current and former residents include film director Ed Wood, comedian Brian Regan and Alfred Butts, the inventor of Scrabble.

Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a Dutchess County Social Security Disability law firm, serving clients in Poughkeepsie and throughout the Hudson Valley as well as in Connecticut and New Jersey. Our mission is to deliver outstanding personalized and caring legal services for disabled individuals. Call our Dutchess County number at 845-298-0065 or visit our website for a consultation at no cost to you.

In order to obtain Social Security Disability benefits, a person who is unable to work for a year or more due to a physical or mental impairment (or combination of impairments), must file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA). Unfortunately, the SSA initially denies the majority of claims it reviews each year, including many with merit. A person whose claim is initially denied must continue the claim process, typically by requesting a hearing before an SSA Administrative Law Judge (ALJ), in order to continue to seek benefits.

At Hermann Law Group we practice disability law exclusively, with over 50 years of experience, we win almost three times the national average at the initial application level and more than twice the national average overall, demonstrating that we know what it takes to win! We know how the local Social Security offices consider Disability claims and we are intimately familiar with the decision making processes of the judges who decide appeals. As a result, we understand how to present a claim in the most clear and convincing manner. We are so confident in our abilities that in Social Security Disability cases, we will not charge you a fee unless we win your case.

Our Hudson Valley office is conveniently located in Wappingers Falls at 1207 U.S. Route 9. To get there from Poughkeepsie, take Route 9 southbound. Make a right half a mile south of Old Hopewell Rd. (there is a 7-11 store at the intersection) into Executive Park (1207 Rt.9). Go to the back of the building and we are in Suite 1H. Kindly call or contact us to make an appointment.