People was refused to fly with their pets by airlines companies
You’ll need to purchase one-way fee an airline-compliant pet carrier for fly with your pet
Find it difficult to find a pet-friendly rental
You’ll need to pay monthly rent for a Pet
Does South Carolina Protect the Use of Emotional Support Animals? South Carolina law, like federal law, require landlords to allow emotional support animals without any pet deposits and fees. In addition, federal law allows people with disabilities to bring their emotional support animal onto an airplane as well as to the workplaces.
What Disabilities Qualify a Person to Use Emotional Support Animal In South Carolina? South Carolina law typically offers greater protection than federal law for persons with disabilities. For example, South Carolina defines "disability" more broadly than the ADA does. Under the federal Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, a physical or mental impairment qualifies as a disability only if it "substantially limits" a major life activity. In South Carolina, a physical or mental impairment need only limit (not "substantially" limit) a major life activity, which simply means that the impairment must make the achievement of the major life activity difficult. In South Carolina, a mental disability includes any mental or psychological disorder or condition--such as intellectual disability, clinical depression, bipolar disorder, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, or specific learning disabilities--that limits a major life activity. A major life activity refers to physical, mental, and social activities and working. South Carolina does not, however, consider compulsive gambling, kleptomania, or unlawful substance use disorders to be mental disabilities.
Can a landlord deny an emotional support animal in South Carolina?
Under the Fair Housing Act, South Carolina landlords must allow emotional support animals unless they threaten the safety or property of others. A landlord or other housing provider may deny a request to keep an emotional support animal in South Carolina as a reasonable accommodation if the specific animal:
-poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.
-would cause substantial physical damage to the property of others.
A landlord cannot reject support animal because of breed, size, or weight. Landlords and other housing providers in South Carolina may not refuse to make "reasonable accommodations" in their rules or policies if such accommodations are necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a house or apartment. This means that a landlord or homeowners association that does not usually allow tenants or residents to keep pets on the premises may be required to allow an individual with a physical or mental disability to have an animal that provides disability-related assistance. An emotional support animal, must alleviate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a person's disability, but there is no requirement that a support animal be individually trained or certified, or that it be a dog.
Can a South Carolina Landlord Charge a Pet Deposit for an Emotional Support Animal?
Landlords may not require applicants or residents to pay a pet deposit for emotional support animal, even if they do so for other applicants or residents.
Can a Landlord in South Carolina Ask for Proof of Disability?
Landlord may ask a person with disability for reasonable medical documentation from a health care provider that confirms the existence of the disability and the need for reasonable accommodation.
What Disabilities Qualify a Tenant to Keep Emotional Support Animal in South Carolina?
In South Carolina, a disability includes any mental or physical disorder that makes it difficult to perform a major life activity, such as participating in social activities, walking, talking, or seeing.
How to get Emotional Support Animal in South Carolina?
In order to get esa letter in South Carolina, you need to fill out application form, once done, a licensed medical doctor will evaluate your case, and if approved you will receive pdf copy of your esa letter immediately by email and the hard copy mailed out to you the same day. The whole process takes no more than 10 minutes.