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?

P Coffey (not verified)
Sun, 09/11/2016 - 19:44 Permalink

I am 62 years old. I have shrank from 5'2" to 4'11-3/4". I have psoriatic arthritis and severe osteoarthritis with spinal stenosis. If I continue to lose height, would I qualify for disability? I still work but struggle to do so.


In reply to by P Coffey (not verified)

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 13:16 Permalink

Hi there,
While you may not qualify based on height, you may qualify based on your current conditions, and it may be a good idea to apply for benefits.
However, many people are denied initially and it may be a good idea to speak with a disability advocate or attorney. If you fill out the form on the left, or go here:
we can have one reach out to you.

Angelyna (not verified)
Wed, 09/14/2016 - 19:28 Permalink

I am 4'9 I have fibromyalgia severe depression anxiety PTSD I also have flat feet lordosis of the spine I am in constant pain I have a hard time holding a job I have really tried...
Do you think I'd qualify for ssi and ssdi

Anita (not verified)
Tue, 09/20/2016 - 01:06 Permalink

I am 4"9 1/2 to 4"10 am I considered as a dwarf?


In reply to by Anita (not verified)

Tue, 09/20/2016 - 09:36 Permalink

Hi Anita,
I really would not be able to say as I am not a doctor and I do not have the expertise to assess that.

Jessica nealon (not verified)
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 16:23 Permalink

Do I get a disability for being 4.11 tall


In reply to by Jessica nealon (not verified)

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 14:08 Permalink

Hi Jessica,
If your stature causes difficulty is working or day to day activities, then you may be eligible for benefits.

Rhonda (not verified)
Sat, 09/24/2016 - 18:09 Permalink

I'm 44 year old I suffer from depression and anxiety sometimes can't breathe I'm 4'9 do can't I get benefits

Brittany (not verified)
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 08:36 Permalink

I'm 4'10 and I have lupus and da dr get on to me about my weight even tho I have back problems to do I qualify

Crystal Asterino (not verified)
Thu, 09/29/2016 - 17:22 Permalink

hi im 16, and im 4'9 , i have really bad anxiety and depression i stopped going to school because how bad it was getting being around people or even talking to them im now doing online schooling at home so that way im not around people.


In reply to by Crystal Asterino (not verified)

Fri, 09/30/2016 - 11:05 Permalink

Hi Crystal,
I'm sorry to hear that! You may want to have your parents or guardians arrange to speak with a disability advocate or attorney with you if this is an ongoing condition that is resistant to treatment.

Ash (not verified)
Thu, 10/06/2016 - 07:51 Permalink

I am 4.7 tall. Iv had a couple of driving lessons but I struggle with it, as I can't reach the clutch and change gears properly and the seat is to far forward and the steering wheel is pulled right down and I hit my knee alot. So i just feel like i want to give up. Is there anything that can help me ?


In reply to by Ash (not verified)

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 09:58 Permalink

Hi Ash,
I'm sorry to hear about that! You may want to look into pedal extenders.

Anonymous (not verified)
Wed, 10/12/2016 - 03:53 Permalink

I'm50 years old an only 4ft 6 small hands and feet an short arms an legs can't walk much or stand very long at a time joints problems in arms An leg an other heath problems could i have dwarfism

Anonymous (not verified)
Fri, 10/14/2016 - 14:55 Permalink

Just wondering I am 4 feet 11 inches I've always thought I was just short lol but unexplainable health conditions like arthritis on my spine and my bones ALWAYS hurting and other things going on I've wanted to be tested for dwarfism I heard there is something they started testing for 3 years ago called npr2 dwarfism?


In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Mon, 10/17/2016 - 13:43 Permalink

Hi there,
if your stature is impeding your ability to work, you may be eligible for benefits. It may be a good idea to contact a disability advocate or attorney, they would be able to help you through the application process and can fight for your if you need to appeal the SSA's decision. You can have one reach out to you if you fill out this form here:

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