What expenses are covered?

A dependent care flexible spending account covers qualified day care expenses for children younger than age 13 and adult dependents who are incapable of caring for themselves.

Dependent care FSA-eligible expenses include:

  • Licensed nursery schools
  • Qualified childcare centers
  • Adult day care facilities
  • After school programs
  • Summer camps for dependent children under age 13
  • Preschool tuition

This list is not meant to be all-inclusive. For a complete list of qualified dependent care expenses see IRS Publication 503.