New Laws Tighten ESA Rules.
New Federal and state rules designed to combat online fraud now require a much higher burden of proof for those claiming a disability-related need for an emotional support animal letter.
Patches, ID cards, certificates, or similar registration will no longer suffice. Clinicians are prohibited from providing written documentation by merely assessing a client's need for an assistance animal. Landlords are reporting emotional support animal fraud to the US Department of Justice.
From HUD's Update.
The dangers of buying counterfeit emotional support animal letters aren’t always obvious. There are economic impacts, legal implications, and other risks that are important for you to know before making a purchase. Counterfeiters don’t care about your well-being. They just want to make a profit.
"Some websites sell certificates, registrations, and licensing documents for assistance animals to anyone who answers certain questions or participates in a short interview and pays a fee."
In 2020, these counterfeit documents are being summarily rejected by housing providers across the US.
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Use this short test to help determine if you might qualify for an emotional support animal.
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 symptom
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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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.