Skilled Companion Service Dog??

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Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 12:45pm PST 
Have 20 year old with multiple disabilities, e.g. ocd, add, equine gait, autism, capd....2 fold question, need expert wording for successful aquisition on special needs skilled service dog, and have medicaid and medwaiver, is this covered by either??? thank you in advance to anyone who can assist.smile

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Barked: Wed Jan 30, '13 8:19pm PST 
Neither Medicaid nor insurance will pay for Service Dogs or Skilled Home Companions. Several of the programs that put out Skilled Home Companions will place them for little to no money.

Barked: Thu Jan 31, '13 7:35am PST 
Medicaid, Medicare, and health insurance don't cover service dogs. Most programs that place service dogs with people help with fundraising, though. Still, it can be expensive.

I'm not sure what you mean by needed expert wording for acquisition of a service dog. What is the wording for? Are you applying to a program for a service dog? If so, your child's doctor would need to fill out the expert part of the application.