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?

Enie stanton (not verified)
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 20:31 Permalink

Am 4foot 9 am i a miget and do i qualifty


In reply to by Enie stanton (not verified)

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:02 Permalink

Hi There,

If you are simply 4"9 and have no other physical ailments, you can not qualify for Social Security benefits.

T.m (not verified)
Wed, 01/24/2018 - 22:10 Permalink

Is 4'11 considered Dwarf Height?


In reply to by T.m (not verified)

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 09:01 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.

trina (not verified)
Mon, 01/29/2018 - 14:44 Permalink

Was told today that you can can get disability money if you ate 4ft 10 just wouldn't never heard of it myself in 63 n don't work .had cancer n under hospital for nex four years

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/31/2018 - 16:39 Permalink

Can I get disability for being under five foot


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 09:20 Permalink

Hi There,

If you are simply 5'0" and have no other ailing conditions, you will not be approved for Social Security benefits.

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 21:24 Permalink

I am 4"10, I have type 2 diabetes, neuropathy, asthma. I can hardly stand on my legs they hurt so bad. Do I qualify for disability?


In reply to by SOUTHCAROLINAMOM (not verified)

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 16:41 Permalink

Hi there,
I could not say, you may want to contact the SSA regarding your application for benefits.

Lydia Mitton (not verified)
Mon, 02/05/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

I'm 4'9, I'm 24 and i will stay this size for the rest of my life due to my growth plates stopping around the ages 8-11 i hadn't realized i might be eligible until my friends said something about it.
I'm wondering if i qualify.


In reply to by Lydia Mitton (not verified)

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 11:55 Permalink

HI Lydia,
You may be eligible if health complications due to your stature make you unable to work, however you would not qualify simply based on height.

Jean (not verified)
Sat, 02/17/2018 - 12:07 Permalink

I am 62 years old and just applied for an early retirement, I have a daughter that is 14 years old. My question is will she be qualify for disability under me since she is only 4'9" tall?

THank you


In reply to by Jean (not verified)

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 16:20 Permalink

Hi Jean,

If she is simply 4'9 and no has other physical or mental ailments then she will not qualify for SSDI or SSI

Cindy (not verified)
Thu, 03/01/2018 - 22:50 Permalink

I head diagnosed with osteoporosis just over a year ago and have lost an inch in height. Which makes me 4' 11". Also have an ongoing ss file, could this height thing be added as a disability?


In reply to by Cindy (not verified)

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 09:14 Permalink

Hi Cindy,

Unfortunately that cannot be added as a disability. But you can include that in your medical records/evidence for your osteoporosis case. Best of luck.

Tila-Jean Burdick (not verified)
Fri, 03/02/2018 - 18:22 Permalink

I'm a 5 foot tall female and I'm 25 years old. Am I legally a midget?


In reply to by Tila-Jean Burdick (not verified)

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 11:07 Permalink

Hi There,

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.

Marie (not verified)
Sat, 03/10/2018 - 19:33 Permalink

I am 4.10 I have asthma and when I walk a block I am wheezing

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