FREDERICTON (GNB) – A special assistance fund has been created to help ease the financial burden of those dealing with infertility.

“The Special Assistance Fund for Infertility Treatment will provide financial assistance to those with diagnosed infertility,” said Health Minister Hugh Flemming.  “Government committed to implementing this program and I am pleased that we are now able to make it possible.”

The fund will provide a one‑time grant to help alleviate the financial costs associated with infertility treatment. The fund allows individuals to claim up to 50 per cent of eligible incurred costs of in vitro fertilization or intrauterine insemination procedures as well as related pharmaceutical products, up to a maximum of $5,000.

In order to qualify for the grant, a person must be:

  • a full‑time resident of New Brunswick with a valid Medicare card; and
  • have been diagnosed by a physician with fertility problems and have received infertility treatment after April 1, 2014.

More information is available online