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?

Jazmyn gonzales (not verified)
Sat, 04/15/2017 - 01:19 Permalink

I am 4 foot 9inches and have dyslexia and a slight learning disability. I am unable to reach the pedals In a car so I have to pull my seat all the way up and I'm really close to the staring will wich is dangerous if I have a car accident , do I qualify for disability benefits of any sort

Anonymous (not verified)
Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:15 Permalink

i AM SHORT CAN I APPLY TO SSI ONLY FOR INFO

Angel miller (not verified)
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 13:57 Permalink

OK I'm 4'11 an I wanna know if I'm a little person because I have for kids an I wanna know if they will have the problem too?

Bryan

In reply to by Angel miller (not verified)

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:25 Permalink

Hi there,
I really could not say if they will inherit any conditions you may have, as I am not a doctor.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:55 Permalink

Can my wife get benefits for being 4'11

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 13:59 Permalink

Hi there,
If she is unable to work due to complications with her stature, then she may be eligible for benefits. However, just being of shorter stature does not mean someone is eligible for benefits.

Diane (not verified)
Wed, 05/03/2017 - 00:11 Permalink

Im 4ft 6" i am 49 yrs old i have anykolin spodolytis taking humera 4 shots per month.i have no work experience and no college degree.would i qualify for ssdi?

deborrah (not verified)
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 13:44 Permalink

i am 4'11" and I want to know if I would be legally a little person.

Eric

In reply to by deborrah (not verified)

Tue, 05/09/2017 - 09:56 Permalink

Hi Deborrah,

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.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Tasha (not verified)
Tue, 05/09/2017 - 23:11 Permalink

I'm just 5' not much & I have back issues,hip,neck,feet & I watch Lil ppl shows & it seems lots of things they go through I have very similar issues my Neck & lower back,hip are the worst & add to it I can sleep allot & even when I wake up I'm still tired so my therapist ala shrink said might not get right sleep apnea & then she went back to college for more edu so I've not seen her in awhile but I wonder if I'm on the cuff of being a LP there's no real reason to have all these issues & most Dr's have no real answers nor will they look very far Ins won't cover it but this is Insane amt of pain every day but been this way over 10 Years & only had a hell spur done & back,Hip & Neck not much of anything... ughhh TY

Bryan

In reply to by Tasha (not verified)

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 10:02 Permalink

Hi Tasha,
If your stature impacts your ability to work, you may still be able to receive disability benefits. Your height would not have an impact on the SSA's determination.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 05/10/2017 - 15:11 Permalink

Im 4"11 do i qualify for a lil person??

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 16:47 Permalink

Hello,

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.
Best Wishes,
Eric

Christina (not verified)
Wed, 05/17/2017 - 20:59 Permalink

My question is I'm 4'6 barely.I have asthma attacks and hyper thyroid gland and panic attacks.And probably osteoporosis And over weight I'm trying to lose the weight.I have looked for a long time for a job so far nothing because of my height I also get shortness of breath when I walk to much and back pain when I stand for a long time

Eric

In reply to by Christina (not verified)

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:30 Permalink

Hi Christina,

If your stature impacts your ability to work, you may still be able to receive disability benefits.

Best Wishes,
Eric

Erin (not verified)
Sat, 05/20/2017 - 00:14 Permalink

hey....I have a below the knee amputation(BKA) on my left leg, and I am also 4'8" 1/2 tall....in your professional opinion do you think I qualify for Disability?

Eric

In reply to by Erin (not verified)

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:25 Permalink

Hi Erin,

You may be able to. Take our Free Disability Evaluation to see if you might qualify for benefits.

Best Wishes,
Eric

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