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A Guide to Applying for a Pet ESA Certificate

ESA or emotional support animals is something you hear about in the US. There are therapeutics benefit in having an animal qualified as an emotional support animal to accompany a person or a patient. These animals are usually cats and dogs but the patient can choose any other pet. Relief and support is the whole purpose of an ESA for people with disability, psychological symptoms, or emotional stress. Before getting an ESA certificate, here are some basic facts you need to know.

You need to check with your physician to consider the option of proving verifiable disability as stated by law so that you can get an emotional support animal. Your doctor or medical professional will write a certificate proving or mentioning your disability and your need for an emotional support animal so that you will benefit from its therapeutic care and healing. But, this animals is not treated as a service animals and so it does not need any training whatsoever. The truth is, any domesticated animals can qualify for an ESA including rodents, birds, reptiles, cats, and dogs.

If a person chooses to have an ESA certificate then it is his/her choice but it should be verified by a physician. If your pet is your ESA then you can choose to fly with your companion in the cabin of a plane. And, your pet cannot be denied admission in a community which has a no-pet housing policy. This , however, does not apply to public entities such as stores and restaurants. In short, your ESA will be treated as your pet. You should understand that emotional support animals is not the same as a service dog because these animals don’t work and don’t have any special training. If the physicians thinks it necessary, he will prescribe you an ESA certificate.

According to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, if you have an ESA companion, your will not be charged anything extra for owning the animal. If you are leasing a unit then no initial security deposit must be paid to the landlord; it is only when your pet causes damage to the property that you will be charged after your lease term is over. Having multiple ESAs is possible. Adequate documentation is necessary to support all your ESAs. Your doctor will then need or provide detailed information on how the animals can each help you in your disability.

Some companies can serve you in evaluating if you are qualified for ESA evaluation letters but these are only meant for assistance. But, only medical professionals can ultimately give you the certificate on their professional paper. there are simple online forms that will help find your qualifications. If you need detailed rules and regulations you can ask your doctor about it.