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Apply for a subsidy for fertility treatment


If you as a couple have an unfulfilled desire to have children, you can apply for a state subsidy for the costs of fertility treatment. You must apply together as a couple and before the start of treatment. With the application, you must submit various proofs.

The subsidy is available at most until the fourth treatment attempt. Exactly which treatment cycles are funded can differ from state to state. You must apply for the subsidy for each treatment attempt individually.

Only certain types of treatment are supported:

  • In vitro fertilization (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)

The necessity of treatment must be certified by a doctor.

You can apply for the subsidy for fertility treatment via the online service or in paper form. If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a provisional grant notice.

After you have received the provisional grant notice, you will have the fertility treatment carried out within six months. After the treatment, you must submit the application for final approval and payment of the grant. The payment application must be submitted to the LS after 15 months at the latest.

Process flow

You can apply for the fertility treatment subsidy via the online service or in paper form:

  • The online service will guide you step by step through the application.
  • You can submit the required documents digitally.
  • The application is automatically cached for 4 days if you use the service account. Otherwise, no caching is possible at the moment.
  • In order to be able to fill out and send the online application, you need the new ID card with the AusweisApp2 for authentication.
  • The application must be sent either digitally via AusweisApp2 with the new ID card or completely in paper form.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a provisional grant notice.

Paper

  • You can find the application for printing under "Forms" or on site at the responsible office in paper form.
  • Fill out the application.
  • Copies of the required documents must be attached to the application.
  • Send everything by post to the responsible office or hand in the documents on site.
  • If you meet all the requirements, you will receive a provisional grant notice.

After you have received the provisional grant notice, you will have the fertility treatment carried out within six months. After the treatment, you must submit the application for final approval and payment of the grant within 15 months of the decision being issued.

Requirements

Only couples are supported. One of them must be a woman or a person who has female reproductive organs and is to carry the child to term.

The following couples are supported:

  • Opposite-sex married couples.
  • Opposite-sex couples who live in a non-marital partnership.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • At the time of application and treatment, you live in the federal state in which you are applying for the subsidy (main residence).
  • The age of the person who is about to become pregnant is between 25 and 40 years old.
  • The age of the other person is between 25 and 50 years.
  • The states have different regulations regarding the location where fertility treatment is to take place.
  • For Lower Saxony: The treatment can be carried out in all facilities bordering the state of Lower Saxony.
  • You have a medical diagnosis of infertility.
  • They meet the requirements for artificial insemination according to § 27a of the Fifth Social Code (SGB V) – as far as applicable.
  • You have a medical diagnosis of infertility.
  • They meet the requirements for artificial insemination according to § 27a of the Fifth Social Code (SGB V) – as far as applicable.

Which documents are required?

  • Joint written declaration
    • The declaration is part of the application form.
    • They declare that they are involuntarily childless.
    • They declare that they do not live permanently apart.
    • They explain that treatment has not yet begun.
  • Identity cards and, if applicable, current registration certificates or residence permits
  • Treatment
    • In the case of statutory health insurance: Approved treatment plan for assisted reproduction measures in accordance with § 27a SGB V.
    • In the case of private health insurance or aid agency: treatment plan of the doctor. In addition, the declaration of assumption of costs and a medical declaration on the necessity of the measure.
  • Estimate
    • In case of non-funding by statutory health insurance or medical care
  • Declaration of assumption of costs
    • In the case of support from statutory or private health insurance or through subsidies or medical care
  • Medical declaration on the necessity of the measure
    • At the 4th treatment cycle.
    • In the case of support from private health insurance, subsidies or medical care
    • For unmarried couples
  • Negative certificate from the health insurance company
    • In case of non-funding by health insurance
  • Proof of a long-term civil partnership
    • For unmarried couples
  • Negative certificate from the health insurance company
    • In case of non-funding by health insurance
  • Proof of a long-term civil partnership
    • For unmarried couples
  • Negative certificate from the health insurance company
    • In case of non-funding by health insurance
  • Proof of a long-term civil partnership
    • For unmarried couples
  • Proof of counselling on the medical, psychological and social aspects of fertility treatment

What are the fees?

variable

Prepayment: no

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The subsidy must be applied for before the start of treatment. The treatment may only be carried out after receipt of the provisional grant notice.

Processing duration

Processing usually takes up to six weeks.

Applications / forms

Forms Available: Yes

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: No

Personal appearance required: No

Online services available: Yes, in preparation

What else should I know?

The measure is borne proportionately by the federal government and the respective state.

The federal government and the state of Lower Saxony only support heterosexual, married and unmarried couples.

The regulations of the individual countries may deviate from this.

If there are not enough federal funds available, you will only receive the share of the state from which you are applying for the grant.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony State Office for Social Affairs, Youth and Family in Hildesheim, Team 3SL1 – Fertility

Author

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