ESA Housing Assessment Prequalify

Use this short test to help determine if you might qualify for an emotional support animal for housing.

Listed below are a few of the major life activities that qualifies as a disability and a disability-related need. For each section, there are three questions.

  • Intensity: how significant is this issue
  • Happens: how often does it occur
  • Mitigation: how well does your animal help lessen the symptoms

Instructions: 

If you have you have been bothered by each problem (sleep, focus, etc.) during the past TWO (2) WEEKS, please make sure to answer all three associated questions.

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  • 1. Breathing

    Respiratory illness/disease; pace of breathing influenced by anxiety. Example: drastically reducing anxiety through emotional bonding.


  • 2. Caring for oneself

    Showering, toileting, brushing teeth, general body/health maintenance, etc.


  • 3. Communicating

    Communicating with others outside the home to accomplish daily tasks/chores etc.; social interactions. This is often hampered by PTSD sufferers who cannot be in large crowds, those who are agoraphobic or have difficulty controlling anger with other people.


  • 4. Concentration and focus

    Loss of focus and concentration due to anxiety/trauma.


  • 5. Hearing


  • 6. Interact & communicate with others

    Communicating with others outside the home to accomplish daily tasks/chores etc.; social interactions. This is often hampered by PTSD sufferers who cannot be in large crowds, those who are agoraphobic or have difficulty controlling anger with other people.


  • 7. Learning


  • 8. Perform manual tasks

    Literally means using the hands - any daily tasks which would require manual dexterity, especially those around the house.


  • 9. Seeing


  • 10. Sexual relations

    A Major Depressive Disorder can be found to substantially limit one’s ability to engage in sexual activity by significantly restricting the condition, manner or duration under which one engages in sexual activity as compared to the condition, manner or duration under which the average person in the general population engages in a sexual activity.


  • 11. Sleeping

    Inability to sleep as well as sleep interrupted by nightmares due to PTSD, etc.


  • 12. Speaking


  • Disability Insurance

    Compensation benefits are paid for disabilities that are service-connected, which means the injury or disease resulted in a disability linked to military service. Social Security Disability Insurance pays monthly benefits to workers who are no longer able to work due to a significant illness or impairment.

  • Example: missing limb or elderly individual with walking problems.

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Our screening tests and psychological self-tests are intended for educational purposes only and should not be understood to constitute a diagnosis or healthcare recommendation. Nor do the results guaranty a particular outcome.

If required, please consult with a mental health professional as soon as possible.

Due to the programmatic nature of these tests, scoring errors can and may occur.