Aurelius Jeffrey, a Female to Male transgender person, lost their claim for disability insurance benefits and supplemental security income. Jeffrey asserted their gender dysphoria as part of their disability in support of the failed application. According to the court’s decision denying the application for benefits:
Claimant was 36 years of age on the date of the ALJ’s decision, October 26, 2012. Claimant has a high school education and approximately one year of college education courses. Claimant reports to attending 9 substance use treatment programs within a period of 10 years (Tr. at 425). Claimant spent 4 years in prison for burglary and sexual assault and was released in March 2010 (Tr. at 40). After release from prison, Claimant worked at Taco Bell, Arby’s and in a general store (Tr. at 35, 38). Claimant has received a hysterectomy and breast reduction as part of a gender change process to transition from a female to a male (Tr. at 41). Claimant receives testosterone injections (Tr. at 40).