Qualifying for an ESA
TO be able to qualify for an ESA, you must consult a medical health expert who is practicing as any one of the following: psychiatrists, psychologist, or licensed social worker. You will be diagnosed and screened for your mental illness. The expert must deem you emotionally disabled, to which you will be given a prescription in the form of an ESA letter. In the letter, the following information should be stated:
• The licensed expert is declaring that you are under his or her care.
• The expert will indicate that you are being treated for a mental disability that falls within the Diagnostic Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DMV) version 4 or 5.
• The expert must state that this disability of yours limits a major activity in your routine, which may be a single or multiple activities.
• The expert must state that having an ESA is a prescription for the betterment of your mental aspect.
• The expert should include his or her license details such as its type, date of licensure, date of issuance, and number.
Having a document of ESA prescription entitles you to legal rights, which are covered by the Federal law. These laws include the following:
• The American with Disabilities Act
• The Air Carriers Access Act
• The Fair Housing Act
Note that these rights are also couple with certain responsibilities as well.