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Do I qualify for the little person disability at 4'11"

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Do I qualify for the little person disability at 4'11"
I am 4' 11" tall and i am wondering if I qualify for disability?
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I am 4ft 8 1/2in would I be
I am 4ft 8 1/2in would I be able to get ssi?
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Is 4"11 considered a

Is 4"11 considered a midget

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Hi there,
Hi there, first off, "little person" is the non-offensive and socially correct term. I went ahead and changed the title of this thread, because obviously someone who was previously moderating the forum did not catch it. Dwarfism is a medical condition. It is a genetic disorder that can be determined by genetic testing. More often than not, people with dwarfism have proportional torsos, but smaller arms and legs. Dwarfism can be passed on to children genetically. Typically, the threshold for Dwarfism is 4'10" and lower, but a smaller height alone is NOT the same thing as having dwarfism, and some dwarves are taller than 4"10. Someone who is 4"11 but was not diagnosed with dwarfism by a doctor at a young age is just short. Unless that person had a real disability, there is no way a height of 4"11 would qualify anyone for SSD benefits.

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