When you are applying for Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits due to an impairment that will last more than one year and prohibits you from being gainfully employed, it's important to discuss, as much as possible, the details of your specific disability.

The Deputy Commissioner of the Social Security Administration's Office of Disability Adjudication and Review recently testified before a House of Representatives subcommittee about ongoing improvements to the agency's disability programs.

The changes to judge job descriptions and possibility of increased scrutiny may allow more applicants to be awarded benefits, but it may also increase case wait times.