Emotional support animals, also known as ESA, are becoming more and more popular in the United States. Many of these animals are dogs and cats. There are other animals that can be certified to be emotional support animals, such as horses, pigs, rabbits, and many others.
These animals can provide a sense of comfort for their owners who have emotional or mental disorders. Many people with mental disorders turn to their pets for emotional support because they can feel more comfortable around animals than people.
This can be a very difficult decision for many people because they have to choose between their pets and their emotional support. Many people with mental disorders can suffer from severe depression and anxiety, which makes it difficult for them to go out in public.
Having an emotional support animal can provide them with the emotional support that they need to function at work or in public. It can also provide the company that they need during times of stress and anxiety, as well as help them overcome some of their negative feelings towards other people.
How Much Does Emotional Support Animal Cost?
The certification process for an emotional support animal is fairly easy. Most service agencies have a list of requirements that must be met before an animal can be certified as an ESA. The cost of certification varies from institute to institute and also depends on the type of animal that is being certified.
Typically, emotional support animals cost between $100 and $200 per animal.
While the certification process is fairly easy, the needs of those who require an emotional support animal are not. For those with physical disabilities, instead of an ESA, a service animal can be more beneficial in their daily lives. Those with mental disabilities, on the other hand, may need an ESA more.
There are many people who have a mental disability but do not require an ESA for assistance with their disability. These people often use the phrase “fake it till you make it” to describe how they feel about needing an ESA for help with their disability.
In order to prove that they are able to live independently, they often fake the need for an ESA until they can show that they are capable of living independently without one. Many people who have a mental disability will tell you that if they have enough money, they will purchase their own animal as a companion, rather than having to use a service agency to certify them as having a disability and therefore needing an ESA in order to be eligible for government benefits.
Contrary to what you might think, this is actually not a bad choice. You don’t need to certify your emotional support animal to gain benefits from their presence. If you can provide documentation that your animal is trained to help you with your disability, they are just as qualified as an emotional support animal.
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