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?

Teresa wyatt (not verified)
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 16:58 Permalink

I’m 4’11 I have an umbilical hernia I injury my left knee when I was 13 and have no Cartledge left in it I was Diagnosed when Arthritis about a year and half ago but not sure which kind I suffer from depression and bio-poler depression. Do I or will I qualify for benefits?

Teresa A Foster (not verified)
Mon, 02/24/2020 - 14:09 Permalink

I am 4ft 9 inches i have primary bilinary disease. My meld score is 9 do i qualify


In reply to by Teresa A Foster (not verified)

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 14:14 Permalink

Hi Teresa,

A diagnosis of Primary Biliary Disease won't necessarily medically qualify you. But if you're able to meet the requirements for a Blue Book listing, then you might. I'd look over the SSA's Blue Book, specifically Section 5.00 Digestive System, with your doctor to see if you qualify.

sonia mainville (not verified)
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 14:36 Permalink

i have a question


In reply to by sonia mainville (not verified)

Fri, 04/10/2020 - 14:21 Permalink

Hi Sonia,

Feel free to post your question here and we'll do our best to answer!

Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 05/31/2020 - 17:39 Permalink

Im 4"10 do I qualify for short people disBility

Katey (not verified)
Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:49 Permalink

Hello! I am 28 years old, 4ft 7in, I believe I have a rare form of dwarfism NPR2. I have long limbs and a very short torso which crushes my lungs along with all of my organs. I was diagnosed with asthma, arthritis in my ankles, anxiety, endometriosis, and IBSD. I also visit a chiropractor for a curved spine and neck. It's hard for me to work with being in pain and shortness of breath even just walking.
Do I qualify for disability?


In reply to by Katey (not verified)

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:56 Permalink

Hi Katey,

I would look over the Blue Book with your doctor to see if any of the conditions you are experiencing qualify you for disability benefits.

KEMI (not verified)
Fri, 09/25/2020 - 10:32 Permalink

I am 4'10 with arthritis 2 asthma a spasm of the trachea and i can pop my joints out of place.. do j count


In reply to by KEMI (not verified)

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 14:03 Permalink

Hi Kemi,

I would look over the SSA's Blue Book with your doctor to see if you one of the conditions you are experiencing qualifies you for disability benefits. In the Blue Book, the qualifying conditions have specific criteria that must be met. You will also need to have enough work credits or be within specific income limits!

Roxanna (not verified)
Fri, 10/09/2020 - 16:36 Permalink

I'm 4'8 I have thyroid disease , chronic kidney disease I'm legally blind in one eye


In reply to by Roxanna (not verified)

Sun, 01/10/2021 - 19:55 Permalink

Hi Roxanna, 

You may qualify for disability benefits if the SSA deems your condition severe enough.  You should review the SSA's Blue Book to see the criteria for each condition. You should also have enough work credits to qualify.

Tamara Harkless (not verified)
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 19:00 Permalink

Okay I am 4'7 I am loosing my eye sight (glaucoma) and I have asthma will I be able to get ssi


In reply to by Tamara Harkless (not verified)

Mon, 02/22/2021 - 13:26 Permalink

Hi Tamara, the SSA may provide disability benefits to those who have vision loss and severe asthma. To qualify you must meet the requirement outlined in the Blue Book for those conditions. You can apply for SSI directly on the SSA site.

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