What expenses are covered?

A Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) 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:

  • Adult day care facilities
  • Application fees for daycare
  • Au pair
  • Babysitting (work-related)
  • Extended care (before or after regular school hours)
  • Late pickup fees for daycare
  • Licensed nursery schools
  • Preschool tuition
  • Qualified childcare centers
  • Summer camps for dependent children under age 13

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