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?

Yanira (not verified)
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 12:12 Permalink

I am 4'10 can I appfor disability


In reply to by Yanira (not verified)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:22 Permalink

Hi Yanira,
If your stature impacts your ability to work, you may still be able to receive disability benefits. Your height would not have an impact on the SSA's determination.

Best Wishes,

Anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:13 Permalink

Hi I'm 4'8",I also have diabetes, thyroids and osteoporosis and apparently osteoarthritis. Would i qualify for disability?

Sonia E. (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:00 Permalink

How about for my height also and my medical would i qualify? Where do i start my dr.?

Marilyn (not verified)
Fri, 05/26/2017 - 02:17 Permalink

Well I'm 4"9 I barely can reach anything I'm 50 short legs little hand am I consider a lower


In reply to by Marilyn (not verified)

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 13:59 Permalink

Hi Marilyn,
Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter.
Best Wishes,

Heather (not verified)
Sun, 06/11/2017 - 08:38 Permalink

I'm 4" 10 I had childhood cancer when I was five I lost all my hearing on the right side and because of the radiation and experimental kemo therapy I had I suffer from several health issues! I was told I was not disabled anofe to get SSI by the person.


In reply to by Heather (not verified)

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 15:34 Permalink

Hi Heather,
I'm sorry to hear about that! Many people are denied initially, however you may still want to apply.

MzMillie (not verified)
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 19:28 Permalink

My daughter is 4 feet 10 and recently been diagnosed with costochondritis and spinal stenosis. She is 37. Lost her job back in November because her employer felt it was more of a "hassle" feeling replacing her.
Do you think she would qualify for disability?

Tammy (not verified)
Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:43 Permalink

Im 4"9 and have one arm . wonder if i would qualify as a little person and get disabled check .i get one for my one arm . but just wondering if i could for me being 4"9 as a little person , ..

Courtney (not verified)
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 18:22 Permalink

I am 29 and am vary small I'm truthfully probably about 4'3 or so (i say truthfully because I always lie and say I'm 4'10 because that's how tall I started out as). I know this may sound odd but I seem to be getting smaller, but I never go to the doctors. However as a child I do remember my mother asking me if i wanted to take these shots to help me grow. I said no, because what child wants to get extra shots? I must have been in elementary school still. I get vary tired easily and sleep 12 hours a day everyday. No matter how hard I try not too. I've tried my hardest to break myself from this. Thinking maybe it was because I needed to be more active. That I was becoming lazy, but no matter how hard I tried to pushed myself; to live life normally I can not. I am starting to have vary bad back problems. To the point I'm finally considering to go to the doctors after all these years. Because some days it just hurts so bad that I can work out in the garden or everyday normal things. Both my parents are small as well. My mother is 4'10 And father is I think maybe 5'2 both my brother and sister are as well are small. Although I do not look different I look as though my body just stopped growing at around age 11. Should I consider going to the doctors? Will they be able to tell me if I have any conditions?

Sally (not verified)
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 23:23 Permalink

I'm 4"11am I considered a midget?


In reply to by Sally (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:09 Permalink

Hi Sally,

The Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter.


Tasha (not verified)
Mon, 07/03/2017 - 12:51 Permalink

Hey I'm 17 years old , I'm 4'8 , am I a midget


In reply to by Tasha (not verified)

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:10 Permalink

The Little People of America (LPA) defines dwarfism as a medical or genetic condition that usually results in an adult height of 4'10" or shorter.


Liberty (not verified)
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 13:15 Permalink

I'M 4'9 &3quarters and I have many health problems. I receive benefits for mental illness and live paycheck to paycheck with nothing left to purchase other things that would actually help me with my health problems. Need advice. Thank you, Liberty

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