Veterans with a service-connected disability that results in infertility will now be able to receive reimbursement for adoption expenses as a result of a new rule recently approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). For these veterans, VA may provide reimbursement for qualifying expenses in the adoption of a child under 18 years of age. For expenses to be reimbursable, adoptions must be arranged by a qualified adoption agency as defined in DoD Instruction 1341.9. The application for reimbursement must be submitted no later than two years after the adoption is final or two years after the date a certificate of United States citizenship is issued. For more information, read the VA VAntage Point Blog.
For more on veteran benefits, visit the Military.com Benefits Center.