Thanks to cis feminists, GID was never a valid case for disability, you see, cis feminists (not just white) colluded with Jesse Helms to make certain GID transness, etc were NEVER treated as medically legitimate by CMS and virtually all federal entitlement programs, eg SSI, Medicaid, etc. Damage: total.
so, while it may carry some small weight in institutional settings (every lil bit matters!) it has none outside of those. as an aside, the SSI “presumptive disability” list nearly doubled in size recently. It is *well* worth review. :-)
…everything you said still matters, since local DHS still can and do vary from CMS rules to ALLOW our access. BUT they all do it by…wait for it…referencing the ICD-9 or ICD-10 for GID related conditions lmao. Slick, yes?
the bad news is, this shitpile gives locals unlimited power to screw things up too, to wit: Wisconsin’s total treatment ban http://www.intheiropinion.com/2011/08/articles/constitutional-law/wisconsins-ban-on-effective-treatment-for-gender-identity-disorder-is-unconstitutional/"
— Thanks to voz’s brilliant twitter analysis for adding this really deep insight on the history of collusion between cis feminists with conservative legislators resulting in the Americans with Disabilities Act not covering Gender Identity Disorder. This isn’t the first time feminists and lawmakers collaborated to exclude trans health coverage but its important to remember or learn how these relationships have undermined health coverage and diminished care (see Health and Human Services’ National Center for Healthcare Technology hiring Janice Raymond to develop policies around trans healthcare).