Your dependent care FSA is used to pay for dependent care services while you are at work or attending school full time. You decide how to spend your Dependent Care FSA dollars on eligible expenses. Eligible expenses include daycare expenses for your children age 13 and under, and for dependents of any age who are mentally or physically disabled. Eligible expenses include:
- Private nannies, babysitters or companions, including relatives over age 19 whom you do not claim as tax exemptions.
- Education expenses, such as preschool or nursery school, for children not yet in kindergarten.
- Day camp or summer camp expenses.
- In-home caregiver for an adult dependent who lives with you.
Pay for these expenses yourself and keep your receipts and/or statements as you’ll need them to file a claim for reimbursement. You can find a full list of eligible expenses here or by going to Optum Financial.