Named for the Native American tribe that originally inhabited the land, Wappinger is a vibrant central Dutchess County town of more than 27,000 residents. The town is composed of a number of historic hamlets, each with its own identity and history. Chelsea, for example, is a quaint residential district along the banks of the Hudson River featuring a marina and number of 19th Century homes, while the recently-established Swartwoutville is named for a Dutchess County Militia general who served during the American Revolution. The nearby Wappinger Creek watershed is home to the region’s wide variety of animal life, from crayfish and striped bass to ospreys, beaver and red fox.

With an office in Wappingers Falls, Hermann Law Group, PLLC is a Dutchess County disability law firm representing clients throughout New York, 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.

A person who is unable to work for one year or more due to a physical or mental impairment (or combination of impairments) is generally eligible for Social Security disability benefits. In order to obtain benefits, the person must file a claim with the Social Security Administration (SSA) and provide medical and other evidence documenting the impairment as well as its effect on his or her ability to work.

Unfortunately, the SSA initially denies the majority of claims filed, including many with merit. In order to continue to seek benefits after an initial denial, the claimant can typically seek review by an SSA Administrative Law Judge. The good news is – as experienced Social Security disability lawyers – it’s our view that an administrative hearing before an ALJ is a claimant’s best opportunity to win his or her case. The ALJ is able to observe the claimant in person and, with the optional assistance of a lawyer, the claimant may present evidence and witness testimony as well as cross examine any witnesses appearing on behalf of the government.

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 Dutchess County office is conveniently located In Wappingers Falls at 1207 U.S. Route 9, Suite 1H. To get there from Wappinger, take Route 9 Southbound. Make a right half a mile south of Old Hopewell Rd. (there is a 7-11 store at intersection) into Executive Park (1207 Rt.9). Go to the back of the building and look for Suite 1H. Please call or contact us to set up an appointment.