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Funding in NB for IF treatment? Money back with tax return?


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#1 happy wishes

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

I've tried doing searches but am not coming up with anything. Does anyone know if we are eligible for some sort of reimbursement for the money we spend towards fertility treatments and medication? I have some coverage through my work for medication. Are we able to factor this into our tax returns?

 

I feel so lost and confused trying to figure out the technicalities and don't want to miss out if there is some way to get some money back. Keeping my fingers crossed we can all get some $$$ back somehow!



#2 vball_gal

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 05:37 PM

Yes there is a medical tax credit that you can apply for with your federal/provincial taxes.   I had a similar issues with most of my meds being covered but nothing related to cycle or travel.   There's a good forum on here with lots of discussion on it as well as a calculator on the top links that lets you estimate how much you could expect to get back on y our return.  Please be aware though as soon you put this on your return you will get audited by the government for that tax year.


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#3 sarbear8180

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:09 PM

You can claim on your taxes I believe its better for the lower income spouse to claim as you get more back as its a credit not a refund. There is a calculator on here somewhere.

Also if you are doing gonal f there are two sizes and we saved a ton of money by getting the smaller option when we got to the end of stimming. I hate having left over I feel like its just throwing money in the garbage!!!

Me 34 DH 33TTC 7 years

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March 2012 surgery to try to repair tubes

August 2012 advised by RE that IVF is our best option

Nov 2012 #1 IVF attemptNov 24, 2012 ER 14 retrieved, 11 mature and 9 fertilized.

Nov 27, 2012 Transfer two 3 day grade 4, 8 cell embryoNov 30 1 4bb, 1 2bb blasts successfully frozen

Dec 8, 9, 10 HPT BFN Dec 11, 2102 Beta confirmed BFN

 

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IVF#2 June 2013 BFP, ended in suspected ectopic

 

September 2013 Natural BFP, ended as chemical pregnancy

 

December 2014 Natural BFP, ended as a ectopic lost right tube.

 

​We have moved on to adoption as I am done putting my body through all this.  

 

Match for foster to adopt, beautiful baby girl came home on April 17, 2015 currently waiting on adoption.


#4 Butterbean

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:22 PM

Yes you can claim the fees for ivf, meds, travelling expenses if over 50km (i believe), hotel stays, mileage, gas and meals for undergoing ivf treatments. I live in NB but my physician recommended AART so travelled to Halifax for treatments and was able to claim a small portion of all of these things on my tax return.  It sounds like a great deal but it doesn't always work out to be.  For example we claimed over $27000 and got a return of just over $7000. Still, every bit helps, right?

 

Best of luck to you on your quest to parenthood!



#5 JacMac

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:42 PM

Unfortunately the only province that fully covers IVF is Quebec and Ontario offer limited coverage for those who have completely blocked tubes, but only certain parts of the treatment.
The rest of us are in our own to pay up front and have to claim it back on our taxes. Some people are able to save up for treatment while others take out loans or use lines of credit to pay for treatment.
Me - now 36 Him - 37
Trying to conceive since our wedding day May 25, 2008.
Started Clomid Jan-April 2012.
Referred to RFP June 2012.
First consult at RFP November 2012.
First IVF cycle on antagonist protocol (GonalF, Luveris) January 2013.
Transferred two day-3 embryos, had severe OHSS, lost one twin between 7-13 weeks but was expecting one little one October 2013.
Found out at 6 mos that our little one had died weeks earlier and had to induce and deliver stillborn, July 25, 2013.
Something found on adrenal gland at follow up ultrasound, MRI showed what seems to be a benign tumor. Meeting with specialist Jan 8, 2014 - all fertility treatments on hold. :/
Tumour is definitely producing Aldosterone (causes high blood pressure) and Cortisol. Lucky me, only 34 similar cases recorded in the world! Tumour removed May 2014.
Approached about a possible adoption March 2014. Rush through all the paperwork and process.
Charlotte Evangeline born June 27, 2014. We brought her home on July 7 and held our breath for 10 days until she officially became ours.
Surprise BFP October 2014. Due to wonky cycles, ultrasounds convince Doctors I have a blighted ovum but detailed ultrasound reveals heartbeat at 6w3d. On progesterone support and waiting to see if pregnancy is still viable. Holding our breath again.
Adalyn Marie born on June 9, 2014 after a roller coaster pregnancy.