20th Aug
Medical

If GID can’t be treated in and of itself as a service-connected disability, can I receive mental health benefits and/or disability compensation based on the fact that GID is often intermingled with other mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, depression, anxiety disorder, etc.?

Although GID may be present and may be a chronic and serious problem, any disability rating granted will be based on other factors, such as PTSD, hearing loss, paraplegic, etc.  In other words, your doctors and therapists may agree that you suffer from GID, but it would not be a direct consideration in your service connected […]

20th Aug
DSM

Can I establish a service connection and disability rating based solely on Gender Identity Disorder?

Although Gender Identity Disorder (GID) is a treatable condition catalogued in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) and the World Health Organization International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – Revision 10, it is not recognized in and of itself as a service connected disability.  The Department of […]