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Hi Wendy,

Hi Wendy,
if her condition is severe enough to impede normal function, she may be eligible for benefits. As far as a specialized car goes, she may be able to use any benefit funds she is eligible for to purchase such a car.

Susan
At 4'6" am I

At 4'6" am I considered a little person at 53 yrs old

Hi Susan,

Hi Susan,
You may be, but to be eligible for benefits it would have to cause health problems that would impede your ability to work.

Kaylee
If you 4'5 do you

If you 4'5 do you qualify as a short person. If you have health problems and are in chronic pain does that qualify. I am also 16.

Hi Kaylee,

Hi Kaylee,
It's very hard to say if you qualify as a short person as it requires medical expertise that I do not posess. However, it may be a good idea to look into disability benefits if you have chronic pain that stops you from working.

Kay M. Derby
I am 4'10" was on

I am 4'10" was on disability until l turned 65. Birth date 4 29 1950. I have lost l inch, have chronic pain from arthritis and following 4 surgeries on R shoulder and l on the cervical spine. Fell causing the initial surgery. I have a balance problem. I have severe r hip pain and pain in left hip. Orthotics just received help. I am seeing a chronic pain specialist and going to PT. Both for the upper body and the lower body. Arthritis just discovered in my hips. Fell and rolled down hill Nov.2016. Severe fracture of my left ankle. Healing well.slight arthritis seen on last. Xray.

Hi Kay,

Hi Kay,

I am so sorry to hear that. Wishing you nothing but the best.

-Eric

bassackward
My wife is 4'8 is

My wife is 4'8 is recovering from breast cancer, gets bad migraines that are debilitating and has a learning disability. She works at a fast food place and it sucks all the energy she has. What are the odds of getting dissability for her.

Hi there,

Hi there,
I would not be able to say because there are so many factors regarding the SSA's decisions, but I do know that speaking with a disability advocate or lawyer can help maximize her chances. If you fill out the form at the link below, we can have one reach out to you.
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation

Sabrina Yvonne ...
I'm 4'8 and also

I'm 4'8 and also suffer from pain in my legs, hands and also my back,need to know if I can receive diddability

Hi Sabrina,

Hi Sabrina,
You may be able to, but it may be a good idea to contact a disability advocate or attorney as so many applications are denied initially. If you fill out the form here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation
we can have one reach out to you.

Amber
I am 4 ten and have back knee

I am 4 ten and have back knee and leg problems and i am overweight. I have never been diagnosed with anything accept for pcos and obesity and sciatica would i qualifyfor anything

Hi Amber,

Hi Amber,
You may be able to, but it may be a good idea to reach out to a disability advocate or attorney as they can help you through the process. If you fill out the form here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation
we can have one reach out to you.

Sasha
I have had 3 surgeries. And

I have had 3 surgeries. And I have lost my voice. I work on the phone for a living. Do you think I would be able to get disability? I'm about to lose my job because of this loss.

Hi Sasha,

Hi Sasha,
It's definitely possible! If you have lost your voice for at least 12 months and you cannot preform any work that does not allow you to speak, you may have a chance of qualifying. It will be an uphill battle, so I would recommend contacting a Social Security disability attorney about your case.

Marifer
Iam 4'10

Iam 4'10
I am diabetic type 1
I have neuropathy ,kidney problems,retinopathy
Do I cualify ????

Hi Marifer,

Hi Marifer,
You may be eligible for benefits, It may be a good idea to speak with a disability advocate or attorney as they can help you maximize your chances of winning your case. if you go here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation
we can have one reach out to you

Elizabeth
I'm 4ft 9 in very good

I'm 4ft 9 in very good health aged 48 will I be eligible for benefits as I get older

Keri
I am 30 years old and stand 4

I am 30 years old and stand 4' 10". I wear hearing aids in both ears and have a severe back pain. It is hard for me to find work because of my height and because I don't hear well. My hearing is moderate but getting worse. Would I qualify?

Hi Keri,

Hi Keri,
Your height alone is not a disability. But your hearing loss and back pain could be a disability, depending on how good your hearing is with hearing aids. You can check out the listing for hearing loss to learn more: http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/disabling-conditions/hearing-los...

Marsha Renee Doggett
I am 4 foot 8 inches tall do

I am 4 foot 8 inches tall do i qualify for little persons disability

Hi Marsha,

Hi Marsha,
Height alone is not the criteria for disability. If you height or any medical complications from your height result in the inability to earn more than $1,130 a month, then you may be eligible for benefits.

layesh
Hey I'm a small sassy

Hey I'm a small sassy black woman and I'm 4'11 can I get a disability check lmao. #shortpoeoplethings

Hi Layesh,

Hi Layesh,
If you're unable to work and have health complications because of your height, you may be able to.

Annonymos
Are a midget if ur 4'8

Are a midget if ur 4'8 and ur 12 years old about to turn 13

Hi there,

Hi there,
You might grow more, don't worry! Also, "midget" is not really the correct term, many people find it offensive, and people of smaller statures don't really refer to themselves as such.

Holly
My daughter is aphakic but

My daughter is aphakic but uses corrective lenses. She is 4'11". Has mild learning disabilities. Is there anything to apply for to help with her college expenses.

Hi Holly,

Hi Holly,
Depending on the severity of her condition, she may be eligible for SSI benefits based off of her income and financial resources.

Anonymous
Am I consider a litter person

Am I consider a litter person at 22 yrs old I'm 4 ft 11 inches

Hi there,

Hi there,
We would not be able to say as determining if someone has dwarfism requires medical expertise we do not have. However, height is only one of the criteria for disability benefits, it is not the deciding factor.

Jim
My grandson is 15 months old

My grandson is 15 months old and has achondroplasia (dwarfism). Has had spinal stenosis surgery and has sleep apnea. Still not walking at 15 months. Is on Medicare. The dwarfism was confirmed via genetic testing and obvious features. Given his age is there a possibility he would qualify for SSDI?

Hi Jim,

Hi Jim,
Unfortunately, SSDI is the program for disabled workers and requires a work history. However, he may qualify for SSI depending on his parent's income and resources.

Jim
Thanks for the reply. If and

Thanks for the reply. If and when both parents are working they are in the $50-$60k income are with three kids plus one from a previous marriage so there is child support. So not sure that would be worth a try.

Hi Jim,

Hi Jim,
I'm happy I could help! It absolutely may be worth a try!

Anonymous
If I am under 5 feet do I

If I am under 5 feet do I qualify for disability

Hi there,

Hi there,
You would qualify for benefits if you could show that your height, and the health complications that come with it, make you unable to work.

Sonia
I'm about 4'6 - 4&

I'm about 4'6 - 4'7 do I qualify for disability

Hi Sonia,

Hi Sonia,
You may only qualify for your disability if your height affects your ability to work and function in society.

Mike
I was born with Russell

I was born with Russell silver syndrome only 4'10 1/2 have constant lower back pain and left side of my body is smaller than my right side. ... wondering if any lawyer out there has a winning history with Rss disability cases

Hi Mike,

Hi Mike,
If you fill out our contact form on the left, hopefully someone can help you out!

Anonymous
I am 61 yrs. old I stand only

I am 61 yrs. old I stand only 4'11" .could I get disability?

Hi,

Hi,
Unless you have a disability, you will not qualify. Being 4'11 is in no way a disability.

Shani
I'm 4 foot 10 do I

I'm 4 foot 10 do I qualify? If so how do I go about getting disability?

Hi Shani,

Hi Shani,
If you are unable to work due to your height, you may be eligible for benefits. However, if your stature does not affect your ability to work, you may not be eligible for benefits.

Barbara Holling...
I am still trying to work as

I am still trying to work as I retire, but took early SS due to inability to find suitable employment because I have lost over 2 inches in height. I was just told today that I could be eligible for a little persons disability. Is this true?

Hi Barbara,

Hi Barbara,
If your stature has impaired your ability to work, you may be eligible for benefits based on that fact. It is not determined solely by your height.

Marie
I was diagnosed with

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. I just recently had to go out of work from my FULLTIME job of 16 years due to not being able to perform my duties anymore because of MS. Will it be hard to get approved for ssdi?

Hi Marie,

Hi Marie,
Generally your approval may depend on your work record and the severity of your condition. However, many people are denied initially and it may be a good idea to speak with a disability advocate or attorney. If you fill out the form on the left, or go here:
http://www.disability-benefits-help.org/form/free-disability-evaluation
we can have one reach out to you.

Paula
I just posted that I was 411

I just posted that I was 411 and if I was considered a little person I also had Bell's palsy and I do have lower back pains due to being small so am I considered a small person after all of this and I do have hearing loss in my left ear thanks

Hi Paula,

Hi Paula,
I would not be able to say if you are considered a little person as that would be a medical determination that I am not qualified to make. However, if your condition makes you unable to work, you may qualify for benefits.

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