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?

Emilia (not verified)
Sun, 08/06/2017 - 17:07 Permalink

Hi, I'm 4'8 1/
I grow up w/a learning disability
In 8th grade I got in an accident & have Tramatic brain injury now I'm 35 & get really bad headache & ALL my doctor gives me is
IBprofen 800 that she says take 2 at the same time if really bad. Also she has told me that I'm bipolar & has giving me medicine for, but they make me tired when I go to work.
Can I apply?


In reply to by Emilia (not verified)

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 09:40 Permalink

Hi Emilia,
You may want to apply for benefits as you seem to be having difficulty working with your condition.

bl (not verified)
Tue, 08/08/2017 - 17:56 Permalink

pls help. am so short. ssi?? pls?? tell government! it's :)


In reply to by bl (not verified)

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:29 Permalink

Hi there,
You may want to contact the SSA yourself regarding this, you can do so by calling them at 1-800-772-1213.

K Hall (not verified)
Sat, 08/12/2017 - 11:03 Permalink

I am 4ft 6in. I am on social security for many health issues. Do I qualify for American disability act?


In reply to by K Hall (not verified)

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:19 Permalink

Hi there,
Yes, as the Americans with Disabilities Act covers everyone with a disability as defined by the act, regardless of their SSDI eligibility.

Sephanie (not verified)
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 02:27 Permalink

I am 4 10 .. I have a hole in my heart, a ventricle septal defect. I am not a dwarf..but my heart has stunted my growth and leaves me very tired. I am 42 yrs old. I dont work. Would i qualify?


In reply to by Sephanie (not verified)

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:08 Permalink

Hi There,

You may be able to. You can go to the SSA's website and apply online or schedule an appointment with your local SSA office.


Yvonne (not verified)
Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:16 Permalink

i have spinal stenosis and always in pain it even hurts to walk and my height has deteriorated because of the degenerative disc I've already had one surgery so I was wondering if I qualified I have other issues but that's my most important because it hurts to walk

Jeevan (not verified)
Mon, 08/21/2017 - 14:24 Permalink

My height is 142cm and I'm look like 13years old boy but my current age is 24 so am I qualified for benefits


In reply to by Jeevan (not verified)

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 15:14 Permalink

Hi Jeevan,
You would be eligible for benefits if your stature makes you unable to work, rather than just what you look like or your height.

Lauren (not verified)
Sat, 08/26/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

I am 4,9 four foot nine do I qualify for benefits


In reply to by Lauren (not verified)

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 09:01 Permalink

Hi Lauren,
You would qualify if conditions associated with your stature make you unable to work.

Annette (not verified)
Mon, 08/28/2017 - 22:49 Permalink

I'm very confused. I'm 4'6" and have been told countless times that since I am considered a "midget" that I would qualify for a disability because of how hard it would be to work. Other than that the only problems I have is my asthma.


In reply to by Annette (not verified)

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:18 Permalink

Hi Annette,
A diagnosis of dwarfism does not mean that you are eligible for benefits unless it affects your ability to work, you don't qualify simply for having dwarfism. You may want to contact a disability attorney or advocate if you are unable to work due to your stature, you can get in touch with one by filling out this form:

jaymie (not verified)
Fri, 09/01/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

I am 4 9 do I qualify for more disability benefits?


In reply to by jaymie (not verified)

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:53 Permalink

Hi Jaymie,
You may not be able to receive anything else if you are already receiving disability benefits.

Jennie (not verified)
Tue, 09/05/2017 - 12:47 Permalink

My daughter is 18 and she is only 4.7 in height and she has many medical issues dose she qualify for disability.

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