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?

Julia (not verified)
Wed, 11/28/2018 - 15:40 Permalink

im 4"11 and 14 and im not growing anymore and im scared to get bullied and people think i am a midget and think im 12

Eric

In reply to by Julia (not verified)

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 16:48 Permalink

Hi Julia,

I am sorry to hear that. Unfortunately, you cannot qualify for SSDI benefits based on your height alone.

Porshe (not verified)
Mon, 12/17/2018 - 05:38 Permalink

I am 4,0ft and ive been diagnosed with a learning disability since i was a child im 25 now do u think ill qualifie

Eric

In reply to by Porshe (not verified)

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:43 Permalink

Hi There,

You could be able to qualify for SSI benefits for your learning disability, however, you wouldn't be able to qualify for Social Security benefits based off of your height.

To apply for SSI benefits, you have to schedule an appointment to do so at your local SSA office.

Caroline Mcateer (not verified)
Mon, 12/17/2018 - 20:11 Permalink

I also suffer with osteoporosis of the spine

Neelima (not verified)
Thu, 12/20/2018 - 12:57 Permalink

I have only 4.2 feet hight.. Is it disability?

Eric

In reply to by Neelima (not verified)

Thu, 12/20/2018 - 16:00 Permalink

Hi There,

Not for your height alone. If you have any physical ailments that will force you to be out of work for at least 12 months you could qualify for disability benefits because of that.

Jen (not verified)
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 13:39 Permalink

Do I qualify for disability being 4 foot 10 inch tall

rsg

In reply to by Jen (not verified)

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 15:24 Permalink

Hi Jen,

You cannot qualify for disability benefits based on your height alone. You will need to be experiencing a condition outlined in the SSA's Blue Book.

jenn (not verified)
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:16 Permalink

my daughter is almost 18 years old, type one diabetic, has scoliosis, ADD, & stands 4' 9 3/4" can she get disability?

rsg

In reply to by jenn (not verified)

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:54 Permalink

Hi Jenn,

Your daughter may qualify depending on the severity of each of her conditions. You can review the Blue Book online with her doctor to see if she meets the listings requirements. Her height will not qualify her for disability benefits but the others may if the Blue Book's criteria.

It will likely be best for your daughter to apply once she is 18. If she were to apply before she turns 18, your income and/or your spouse's income will be factored into her eligibility and if you make a decent living wage she will automatically be disqualified.

Rafaela Araujo (not verified)
Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:50 Permalink

I’m 5”0 do I consider to have handicapped benefits

Eric

In reply to by Rafaela Araujo (not verified)

Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:04 Permalink

Hi Rafaela,

Not for your height alone, but if you have a physical ailment that will cause you to be out of work for at least 12 months, you could qualify that way.

Izzy caklabr\ (not verified)
Tue, 02/26/2019 - 11:08 Permalink

I am 5 foot im really small do i qualify for little people disability ?

rsg

In reply to by Izzy caklabr\ (not verified)

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 13:35 Permalink

Hi Izzy,

You cannot qualify on your height alone. You will need to meet one of the listings in the SSA's Blue Book.

Mindy (not verified)
Thu, 03/14/2019 - 19:55 Permalink

Do I qualify for disability being 4'11"

Kelly Mastin (not verified)
Sat, 03/16/2019 - 00:26 Permalink

I am rapidly loosing height. I'm now 4' 11 am i a little person?

Eric

In reply to by Kelly Mastin (not verified)

Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:41 Permalink

Hi Kelly,

That would be something you should ask a medical professional about. But if you are simply 4'11" and without any other physical ailments that will fore you to be out of work for at least 12 months, you will not qualify for SSD benefits.

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