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?

Kathleen Byrne (not verified)

In reply to by rsg

Wed, 03/04/2020 - 02:57 Permalink

Would congenital obstructive hydrocephalus qualify for disability pension?


In reply to by Kathleen Byrne (not verified)

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 13:54 Permalink

Hi Kathleen,

It is possible that it would. The key would be that the symptoms that create the inability to work. Although there might not be an exact listing in the Blue Book for congenital obstructive hydrocephalus, if the symptoms match the listing of another disorder then it is possible to qualify.

Erin (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 05/06/2020 - 04:35 Permalink

If you only applied one time they usually deny you you have to appeal the decision and or attain a disability attorney. They can only take a portion of back funds you would be owed, not current after you are accepted. That has been my experience. They ( SSD or SSDI) will also pay for any further testing they require. You can also apply to your State Dept of human services while waiting for the other. They have different criteria. Depends on what your state offers. Just some info. Hope it helps


In reply to by Erin (not verified)

Fri, 05/08/2020 - 14:46 Permalink

Hi Erin!

Great point. Many claims are initially denied. Lawyers are typically only paid if you win your claim & their fees are taken from part of your back pay!

Barry Brooks (not verified)
Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:31 Permalink

Unemployed and unable to work with injury to my body and some mental condiction, past problems with dealing with depression. And not likeing being around people that i do not know or share my time of day with.


In reply to by Barry Brooks (not verified)

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 17:01 Permalink

Hi Barry,
You probably cannot get approved because you do not like people. You'd need to be able to prove that your mental disability is so severe, you cannot work with people, regardless of how hard you try.

Melissa (not verified)
Tue, 12/29/2015 - 22:31 Permalink

Are there any type of disability benefits I qualify for?


In reply to by Melissa (not verified)

Wed, 12/30/2015 - 10:06 Permalink

Potentially, but what is your disability? If you are simply under 4'11 and do not have a disability, you will not qualify for benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 01/27/2016 - 15:04 Permalink

My daughter has neurofibromatosis (NF1) which includes a learning disability and anxiety along with a short stature. She is 16 years old and has struggled through school so far. Is there something she qualifies for?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:09 Permalink

Hi there,
She could potentially qualify for benefits, but I think it would be challenging. This is because she is still in school now. If she wasn't able to attend school at all due to her learning disabilities, I would highly recommend applying. There is nothing that she specifically qualifies for. She'll need to have a therapist or doctor full out a functional report listing the activities she's unable to do to potentially qualify for benefits.

Agnus (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 00:06 Permalink

I also have NF1 with the same issues. Adderol helps tremendously. I am now 27, married, a mom, and teacher. I do get extremely tired easily, even before becoming a mom. That was my number 1 concern. Anyway, my point is. I've never tried to get on disability. I've just worked through my issues. wander if my easy exhaustion could be a reason to apply. It is a side effect of the NF!

Patti (not verified)
Tue, 02/09/2016 - 17:56 Permalink

I am 4 ft 9 1/2 inches tall. I have flat feet, plantar fascitis, and arthritis. I am also having some kind of heart issues that are still ongoing, the doctor is still sending me for tests. Do I qualify for a disability?


In reply to by Patti (not verified)

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 14:35 Permalink

Hi Patti,
Your height will not affect your claim, but you could qualify due to your other disabilities. I would recommend waiting until your doctor's tests are in, then applying for disability benefits. You can get in contact with someone who can help you by filling out the form to the left of the page.

Steph (not verified)
Fri, 03/25/2016 - 22:21 Permalink

I am 16 years old and i am 4'11" i am extremely flat footed, have a bad back, and i have really bad depression and anxiety, my anxiety often prevents me from doing everyday things as little as purchasing things from a store or talking on the phone. Do I qualify for any benefits?


In reply to by Steph (not verified)

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 13:00 Permalink

Hi Steph,
I would not be able to say for sure if you qualify because I don't work for the SSA.
However, if you are experiencing anxiety that badly, it may be worth your time to apply for benefits.

Donna (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 03/22/2018 - 18:25 Permalink

Well im 4"11 have 3 slipped disc in lower back 2 in cervical ostheo just been diagnosed with MS n was still turned dwn for disability... But ive know ppl to get disability for just being molested n having mom has seziures all her life n i have seen her have the worse can she still wrkd....i still wrk...but this person im talking bout is very young dnt wont to nor try to wrk due to the fact he smokes to much weed n just lazy...ive wrkd since i was 15 yrs old pd to the system n now my body is failing me with pain n exhaustion im still trying to push forward cause i was denied...

lisa meldrum (not verified)
Mon, 04/04/2016 - 16:47 Permalink

I was wondering what do I qualify I've also had scoliosis my whole entire life and it's hard for me to get through life like this because I'm in pain all the time

Trina (not verified)

In reply to by lisa meldrum (not verified)

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 21:15 Permalink

Hi Lisa,
If your scoliosis is severe enough, you could qualify for SSDI. As a matter of fact, my neighbor had scoliosis sobad she had rods put in her spine three times, and each rod bent/broke worse than the last, leaving her bent at a 90 degree angle permanently. She did qualify, but it took her years to get approval.

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