VA Announces New In Vitro Fertilization Benefits Expansion for Eligible Veterans

WASHINGTON (March 11, 2024) – The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced it will soon provide in vitro fertilization (IVF) to eligible unmarried Veterans and eligible Veterans in same-sex marriages.

According to VA, it will also be able to provide IVF to Veterans using donated sperm or eggs for Veterans unable to produce their own sperm or eggs due to service-connected injuries and health conditions.

Current law specifies that all Veterans who receive IVF from VA must be married and unable to procreate without fertility treatment due to a service-connected health condition. VA says its new expansion of care will allow qualifying Veterans to receive IVF benefits regardless of marital status and allow the use of donated eggs, sperm or embryos.

VA expects to be prepared to deliver IVF benefits to qualifying Veterans across the nation within weeks.

Read VA’s press release on its IVF benefits expansion policy.