Curry v. Colvin (USA)

Jacob Curry is a Man who identifies as a Woman. He asserted entitlement to Social Security Disability benefits and Supplemental Security income based on his gender dysphoria. A court rejected his claim that gender dysphoria rendered him unable to work, but remanded his claim for benefits on other grounds. Curry is one of many litigants … Continue reading “Curry v. Colvin (USA)”

Nowacki v. Colvin (USA)

Thomas L. Nowacki was denied supplemental security income by the Social Security Administration. An administrative law judge (“ALJ”) found Plaintiff had multiple severe impairments, including major depressive disorder, gender identity disorder, and intermittent explosive disorder, but retained the residual functional capacity (“RFC”) to perform work as a cleaner, injection molding machine operator, or poultry dresser. The ALJ thus found him not … Continue reading “Nowacki v. Colvin (USA)”

Wimbley v. Colvin (USA)

Terrence Wimbley, a transgender woman, applied for social security and supplemental security income benefits that were denied. On appeal, WImbley argued, among other things, that Social Security Administration failed to consider her gender identity disorder in making its determination that she did not qualify for benefits. A federal court denied her appeal, noting that Wimbley provided no … Continue reading “Wimbley v. Colvin (USA)”

French v. Commissioner of Social Security (USA)

 ESPER FRENCH, Plaintiff, v. COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY, Defendant.    Civil Action No. 4:12-cv-12835   UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF MICHIGAN, SOUTHERN DIVISION   March 12, 2013, Decided   OPINION [*1] REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION TO DENY PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [12] AND GRANT DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT [14] Plaintiff … Continue reading “French v. Commissioner of Social Security (USA)”