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?

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.

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