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How to obtain adoption assistance benefits
During the adoption process, be sure to keep itemized receipts for all of the expenses you incur. File your claim only after the adoption is final and you have incurred all of your expenses. Complete a claim form, attach all of the itemized receipts and submit the claim to your Benefits representative.
Your claim must be submitted before December 1 of the year following the year in which adoption expenses were incurred. For example, you have until December 1, 2024 to file a claim for expenses incurred at any time in 2023.
In most cases, your claim will be paid within 60 days or less. The total approved reimbursement amount will be added to your paycheck, less applicable FICA, FUTA and income taxes.