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?


In reply to by Michelle (not verified)

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 09:20 Permalink

Hi Michelle,
Your child may qualify for benefits if those allergies create other conditions that would be considered disabling by the SSA.

anonymous (not verified)
Tue, 05/10/2016 - 00:04 Permalink

Hi, I'm legally 4'11 and I'm 23 yes old, can I claim little person disability?
And am I concerned handicapped?


In reply to by anonymous (not verified)

Tue, 05/10/2016 - 09:14 Permalink

Hi there,
You might not be considered disabled unless your height would cause problems that would lead you to be unable to work.

matt nelson (not verified)
Tue, 05/10/2016 - 23:51 Permalink

I have a life of being locked up and cant seem to function in society or find a job do to cant be comfortable with other races around me ,any way to get ssi early


In reply to by matt nelson (not verified)

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 09:40 Permalink

Hi Matt,
If you've got medical records stating that you are unable to work full time due to a medical condition, you may be able to get disability benefits. However, if there is no medical record of a disability, you may not be eligible for benefits.

Petty D (not verified)
Fri, 05/20/2016 - 21:30 Permalink

Am I considered a midget at my height. of 4'10 in a half


In reply to by Petty D (not verified)

Mon, 05/23/2016 - 10:03 Permalink

Hi Petty D,
I would say not because many people consider the word "midget" offensive. However reaching a height of no more than four feet, ten inches may mean that you have dwarfism.

Wendy (not verified)
Tue, 05/24/2016 - 08:02 Permalink

My 12 y/o daughter is 4'8", has autism and anxiety. She is otherwise in perfect health. I am 4'11" and am just able to reach the pedals in my car/truck and can bRely see over the hood of the car (with a cushion). I am concerned that she will have worse problems in a standard car. I don't know if there are vehicles that are specially made for this issue. Does she qualify for any benefits toward this "disability" for lack of a better term? Or at least entitled to certain benefits toward a car to fit her needs?


In reply to by Wendy (not verified)

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 09:18 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Thu, 05/26/2016 - 22:57 Permalink

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


In reply to by Susan (not verified)

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 09:35 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Thu, 06/02/2016 - 18:32 Permalink

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.


In reply to by Kaylee (not verified)

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 10:35 Permalink

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 (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Thu, 06/01/2017 - 09:37 Permalink

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.

bassackward (not verified)
Fri, 06/03/2016 - 01:03 Permalink

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.

Sabrina Yvonne… (not verified)
Thu, 06/09/2016 - 15:35 Permalink

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

Amber (not verified)
Wed, 06/15/2016 - 00:45 Permalink

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

Sasha (not verified)
Thu, 06/16/2016 - 15:17 Permalink

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.


In reply to by Sasha (not verified)

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 14:55 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 06:08 Permalink

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

Elizabeth (not verified)
Sun, 06/19/2016 - 18:02 Permalink

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

Keri (not verified)
Wed, 06/22/2016 - 11:51 Permalink

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?

Marsha Renee Doggett (not verified)
Fri, 06/24/2016 - 23:01 Permalink

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


In reply to by Marsha Renee Doggett (not verified)

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 17:06 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Tue, 06/28/2016 - 00:38 Permalink

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


In reply to by layesh (not verified)

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:27 Permalink

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

Annonymos (not verified)
Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:54 Permalink

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


In reply to by Annonymos (not verified)

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 16:59 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 11:08 Permalink

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.


In reply to by Holly (not verified)

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 14:23 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:19 Permalink

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


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 09:55 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Thu, 07/07/2016 - 23:51 Permalink

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?


In reply to by Jim (not verified)

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 09:48 Permalink

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 (not verified)

In reply to by Bryan

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 00:22 Permalink

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.

Anonymous (not verified)
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 12:00 Permalink

If I am under 5 feet do I qualify for disability


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:56 Permalink

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 (not verified)
Thu, 07/14/2016 - 08:51 Permalink

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


In reply to by Sonia (not verified)

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 09:19 Permalink

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

Mike (not verified)
Wed, 07/27/2016 - 18:14 Permalink

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

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