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?

Patricia (not verified)
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

I’m 4’81/2 and work in a school. They are changing my title and duties and are telling me i’m “Security”! Ivwon’t Be doing traffic or breaking us fights, so i’m to walk for 8 hours?
I’m a 64 year old female and i’m n a high school. I was never sent a new contract and i’m not part of a union. I’ve been treated for siatica and arthritic knees for the last 1 1/2 years and I intend to get a 504. Thoughts?

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 10/26/2017 - 15:07 Permalink

Does being 4'7" require being a disability because i have heard a lot of people telling me that i can get disability because i am under a certain height. But also I have a problem with my right knee i have had surgery on it some years back and it still bothers me it flares up to a point where i cant walk or work i have had to quit so many jobs because of it. I wanted to know is there anyway you can help me

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:04 Permalink

Hi There,

Your height alone will not qualify you for disability benefits. We are not affiliated with the SSA so unfortunately we cannot help you directly, but you could qualify if you have another disabling condition.

Maggie (not verified)
Mon, 10/30/2017 - 23:40 Permalink

Hi I’m 4”6 Eligible for disability or am I considered a door

Eric

In reply to by Maggie (not verified)

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 09:31 Permalink

Hi Maggie,

If you are simply 4'6 and have no other ailing conditions, you will not be approved for Social Security benefits.

Sugar (not verified)
Sun, 11/12/2017 - 19:52 Permalink

I have been seeing a psychiatrist for seven years . Does that qualify me for any type of benefits...

Eric

In reply to by Sugar (not verified)

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 09:19 Permalink

Hi There,

For that reason alone, it does not. But you have an intellectual or a physical disability it could.

Zoe (not verified)
Mon, 12/11/2017 - 09:32 Permalink

I’m 4 ft 11 and have major migrants and a back back would I get benefits in 16

Eric

In reply to by Zoe (not verified)

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:06 Permalink

Hi Zoe,

For your height alone you wouldn't be able to get approved for SSDI, but you may be able to if your back pain is severe enough.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:21 Permalink

Is begin 4 10 a disability

Eric

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 09:06 Permalink

If you are simply 4'10" and have no other ailing conditions, you will not be approved for Social Security benefits.

Lilmama (not verified)
Thu, 01/04/2018 - 23:05 Permalink

I am 4'9 scoliosis in my neck and lower back on top of health issues like growth hormone deficient, low immune system ect.... Do I qualify.

Tammy (not verified)
Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:46 Permalink

Im 4"11 could i get money for that

Bryan

In reply to by Tammy (not verified)

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 15:11 Permalink

Hi Tammy,

A diagnosis of dwarfism does not mean that you are eligible for benefits unless it affects your ability to work, you don't qualify simply for having dwarfism or having a short stature. You may want to contact a disability attorney or advocate if you are unable to work due to complications you may have due to your stature, but your height alone would not qualify you for benefits.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:07 Permalink

I was diagnosed with extreme anxiety, ptsd and depression more than a year ago. I am working on asking for help. I do have a family doctor. I recently started therapy again and hopefully I get back on track with medication soon. It is self pay so it's very difficult. My anxiety is sometimes crippling. Would I qualify?

Bryan

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:19 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be able to qualify, but it generally easier to qualify for physical conditions rather than mental ones.

Derrell (not verified)
Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:18 Permalink

What if I'm seeing if I qualify because I been told I qualify also chronic pain in knees, back, ect. I really dont miss work because job is understandable and helps..but some task are alot easier than others. Im 4'11 and i cook for a living.

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