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

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 07/21/2011 - 19:38

I am 4' 11" tall and i am wondering if I qualify for disability?

Olga S. Kooyman (not verified)
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 18:41 Permalink

I am 4' 10" do I qualify for additional benefit? At present I collect the minimum requirement.


In reply to by Olga S. Kooyman (not verified)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 09:51 Permalink

Hi Olga,
Benefits may not be paid based on how many conditions a person has, but they may be paid based on the ability to work, work history or income and resources.

Todd (not verified)
Wed, 12/07/2016 - 22:21 Permalink

Was wondering if I would qualify I have congestive heart failure, ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION, MULTIFOCAL ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA (HEART BEAT DISORDER), HYPOXIA (LOW OXYGEN LEVELS), DIASTOLIC HEART FAILURE, DIABETES TYPE 2, SEVERE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE, and MAJOR DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, RECURRENT EPISODE. I have several Doctors appointments weekly and with the kidney problem my function is down to 18 % which means soon on dialysis 3 days a week. so what do you think

Misty (not verified)
Fri, 12/09/2016 - 11:37 Permalink

I am 30 years old and 4'9" would I be considered a little person?


In reply to by Misty (not verified)

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:01 Permalink

Hi Misty,
You may be considered a little person, however you may not be eligible for benefits if your stature and any problems that come with it prevent you from working.

charito (not verified)
Sat, 12/10/2016 - 15:36 Permalink

My spouse passed away and the pension I received is not enough for the rent bills. Can I be assisted in my
rental expenses.


In reply to by charito (not verified)

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:03 Permalink

Hi Charito,
Yes, you may be able to receive survivor's benefits based on your husband's work record. To find out more, you can go to the SSA's website at

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 12/11/2016 - 10:11 Permalink

I am 4feet9 and also insulin dependant do I qualify for ssi.


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:04 Permalink

Hi there,
Unless your insulin dependency and stature prevent you from working, you may not be able to qualify for SSI benefits.

Aj (not verified)
Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:42 Permalink

I do have a diagnosed rare dwarfism called Meir Gorlin, part of the primordial famaily. I am only 4'2, I have osteoarthritis, no knee caps, no cartilage between knee joints & have had issues w/joints my whole life. I am 40yrs old & not considered to have a disability as I am still able to work.

Bill (not verified)
Sat, 01/14/2017 - 16:05 Permalink

Hi I have Sjogrens ( autoimmune disease) severe anxiety problem where I think I am going to die. My chest hurts my heart races and pounds. Sometimes at night I wake up from dead a sleep and my heart is racing I have taken many trips to the E.R. but everyone say's I'm fine. Which I don't believe them because I am the one who is feeling the symptoms and going through what I go through. This in turn causes severe depression. Because it has stopped me dead in my tracts. I was diagnosed with Sjogrens in 2016 and ever since I have not worked and other problems like severe anxiety and depression have manifest from this disease. I always had a problem with anxiety and depression in the past. I have insomnia I don't have insomnia. Sometimes I sleep but wake up every few hours. Sometimes I can't sleep. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea also but not sure how that works since sometimes I can sleep just fine. I have memory problems but not sure how severe. I've always been a hard working guy who loves my job so I'm not lazy but my house is a disaster and it is embarrassing. I can't keep up with the chores around the house even since I've been off work. I get overwhelmed easily with the task around the house that used to be so simple. I have a child who is 8 and I use to take care of him and work a full time job and do the chores to barely being able to do anything. When I engage in anything physical I can only do it for so long and then I have to rest or I get fatigued and can't do anything for a few days sometimes longer. And while that happens My body feels like it is just going to shut down and I will die. It's a mess and all I want really is my life back and to be able to spend time with my son and do the things I use to do.


In reply to by Bill (not verified)

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:42 Permalink

Hi Bill,

I just wanted to say how sorry I am for all of the things you are going through. If you have any questions about disability benefits, please let us know and we will be more than happy to answer them.

Best Wishes,

Ruth (not verified)
Mon, 01/16/2017 - 15:40 Permalink

I have been diagnosis with PDS chronic, panic attacks MDD recurrent severe. In 2007 was in hospital. Tried work while still on med. Have problem trusting people and in society. In 2014 tried attempted suicide was in hospital. Am not working quite after 5 years do to stress and med. Husband only working. Thinking of trying to work couple hours to get out of house if I can handle it.


In reply to by Ruth (not verified)

Mon, 01/16/2017 - 16:28 Permalink

Hi Ruth,

I'm so sorry to hear about what happened. I'm glad that you are thinking about getting back to work, even if it is only a couple hours a week. If you have any questions or concerns about getting back into the work force, I would recommend speaking with a disability advocate and they will be able to point you in the right direction:

Best Wishes,

Scott (not verified)
Tue, 01/17/2017 - 18:57 Permalink

Hi i am 4' 5" and have osteoporosis of the knees and arms at the elbow joints cannot literally straighten my left arm due to bone issues have osteoarthritis in all my joints including knees, hands, arms and feet also possible cervical spondylosis of the neck which has still to be determined also have bladder issues which has been confirmed by specialist, i am due a pip f2f assessment do you have any tips and do you think i have a chance of getting high rate mobility?.

Heather Bullock (not verified)
Wed, 01/18/2017 - 20:55 Permalink

I'm 4"11 do I qualify to be a midget!


In reply to by Heather Bullock (not verified)

Thu, 01/19/2017 - 10:57 Permalink

Hi Heather,
I really would not say that as people of smaller stature may consider midget to be a pejorative term.

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