Does FL workers compensation benefits cover costs of service dog?

I am covered for my medical expenses by workers comp related to workers comp injury in Florida where I worked and continue to live.
Do the medical costs, training, etc. of a service dog if recommended by the workers' comp assigned physicians covered also by Florida law workers compensation? The selection and training can range around $30,000.
I did not have a service dog before my wc injuries, and my service dog of over 12 years recently needed to die peacefully as he developed congestive heart failure. WC did not provide that service dog.
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Mar 09, 2013
Edited Sep 28, 2017
Contact the Florida Bureau of Employee Assistance and Ombudsman Office (EAO). It is their job to walk you through the process:

Margaret Howard
Injured Worker Helpline Team Supervisor & Reemployment Services for Injured Workers

(850) 413-1960, [email protected]

EAO Offices:
Mailing Address: 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-4225
Toll Free: (800) 342-1741 Central Office: (850) 413-1610
Fax: (850) 413-1970 & (850) 413-1979
E-Mail: [email protected]

Web Site:
http://www.myfloridacfo.com/wc/employee/eao.html
Rob
Answered Mar 09, 2013

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