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?

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

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 07/29/2016 - 14:38 Permalink

I am 61 yrs. old I stand only 4'11" .could I get disability?

Shani (not verified)
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 20:03 Permalink

I'm 4 foot 10 do I qualify? If so how do I go about getting disability?


In reply to by Shani (not verified)

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:18 Permalink

Hi Shani,
If you are unable to work due to your height, you may be eligible for benefits. However, if your stature does not affect your ability to work, you may not be eligible for benefits.

Barbara Hollin… (not verified)
Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:22 Permalink

I am still trying to work as I retire, but took early SS due to inability to find suitable employment because I have lost over 2 inches in height. I was just told today that I could be eligible for a little persons disability. Is this true?


In reply to by Barbara Hollin… (not verified)

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 12:15 Permalink

Hi Barbara,
If your stature has impaired your ability to work, you may be eligible for benefits based on that fact. It is not determined solely by your height.

Marie (not verified)
Wed, 08/03/2016 - 10:57 Permalink

I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2007. I just recently had to go out of work from my FULLTIME job of 16 years due to not being able to perform my duties anymore because of MS. Will it be hard to get approved for ssdi?

Paula (not verified)
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 03:01 Permalink

I just posted that I was 411 and if I was considered a little person I also had Bell's palsy and I do have lower back pains due to being small so am I considered a small person after all of this and I do have hearing loss in my left ear thanks


In reply to by Paula (not verified)

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 10:38 Permalink

Hi Paula,
I would not be able to say if you are considered a little person as that would be a medical determination that I am not qualified to make. However, if your condition makes you unable to work, you may qualify for benefits.

Ruth (not verified)
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:07 Permalink

I'm just 4'11"... 72 yrs old, having leg and hip problems from poor work conditions; meaning chairs aren't made for short people to sit in8-9 hours a day for 50 years which caused my hips and short legs to lose blood flow over such long period of time. I do SS but was wondering if I could also get disabilities.


In reply to by Ruth (not verified)

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:21 Permalink

Hi Ruth,
You may be eligible for SSI benefits if your monthly retirement benefit is less than $733 a month.

Anonymous (not verified)
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:05 Permalink

Arthritis and carpel tunnal qualify for disability along with being under 4ft 11


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Fri, 08/05/2016 - 10:21 Permalink

Hi there,
You may be eligible for benefits if your condition is severe enough to keep you from working. It may be a good idea to speak with a disability advocate or attorney, they would be able to help maximize your chances of being awarded benefits.

Maria Esparza (not verified)
Thu, 08/04/2016 - 20:45 Permalink

I am 4'5 do I qualify for a disability check I have no Heath Insurance.

Candice (not verified)
Mon, 08/08/2016 - 19:08 Permalink

I have no eyes and no hands, I sleep 7 hrs every time I drink from them water fountains and my fingers ache. Who me qualify?


In reply to by Candice (not verified)

Tue, 08/09/2016 - 09:49 Permalink

Hi Candice,
I'm sorry to hear about all that! You may qualify for benefits, but many people are denied the first time they apply. It may be a good idea to speak with a disability advocate or attorney, as they can help you through the process of appeals. If you fill out the form here:
We can have one reach out to you.

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