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Sam asked in PetsOther - Pets · 7 years ago

Do I qualify for an emotional support animal and the fair housing act?

I have Aspergers, OCD, Anxiety, Tourettes, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Do I qualify for an emotional support animal and the fair housing act?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Emotional support animals are not considered service animals. Emotional support animals and the Fair Housing Act are HUD issues. The ADA has nothing to do with either.

    Are you currently under the care of a mental health professional that's suggested an Emotional Support Animal would be beneficial to your treatment plan?

    If not, that's your first step.

    Until a mental health professional determined that your conditions are severe enough to qualify as a disability, you don't qualify for an ESA. Once it's determined that they are severe enough to be considered mentally disabling, and a mental health care provider determines that having one would be beneficial, then you'll qualify for an ESA.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    possibly but know that assistance animals and service animals fall under 2 very different guidelines and only service animals are covered under ADA law

    http://www.ada.gov/service_animals_2010.htm

  • Cheryl
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    yes you do ...

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