Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

FSA Depdent Care Family

The Dependent Care FSA reimburses you for qualified dependent care expenses such as day care that enable you, and your spouse (if you are married), to work or attend school full time.

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Claim Deadline is approaching!

Please note that any Dependent Care FSA claims from the 2023 plan year must be filed by April 30, 2024. Any unused funds after this date will be forfeited.

Claims may be submitted through the WEX website or WEX mobile app. Please contact WEX at 866-451-3399 for additional assistance submitting a claim.

If you are married, your spouse must also work or be a full-time student at least five months out of the calendar year, or be disabled. You may contribute up to $5,000 annually per family into your Dependent Care FSA. (If you are married, the total combined amount that you and your spouse can contribute to Dependent Care FSAs, from either of your employers, is $5,000.)

Dependents include anyone for whom you provide more than 50% of their financial support for the year, as defined in Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code, and who lives with you for at least half the year. Expenses for the following dependents are eligible for reimbursement:

  • Children under age 13
  • Any dependent (including your spouse or parent) who is physically or mentally incapable of taking care of himself or herself

Claims may be submitted for eligible expenses incurred after the effective date of your Dependent Care FSA election and during the calendar year to which it applies. You can be reimbursed only up to the amount in your account at the time you file the claim. After the plan year ends on December 31, you will have an additional two and a half months to incur additional eligible expenses to claim against any remaining balance from the preceding plan year. All claims from the preceding plan year must be submitted to WEX by April 30 of the following calendar year; i.e. any claims made in the 2024 plan year will need to be submitted by April 30, 2025.

WEX maintains a list of eligible expenses.

The IRS Web site contains additional details about Dependent Care FSA regulations.

If you use greater than $5,000 in combination of Child Care VoucherDependent Care Flexible Spending, and Backup Care benefits for any 12-month period, it will be applied to your wages, as required by the IRS.