Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA)

What happens to my Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) at the end of the year?

Your Dependent Care FSA is available to spend for the calendar year: January 1st to December 31st.

As part of your benefits plan, some employers may offer either:

  • A grace period in which you may submit new expenses up to 2.5 months into the new plan year for any unused funds.
  • A run out period, in which you can submit expenses incurred through the plan year only (as opposed to new spending). These are normally between 30-90 days and your employer chooses its duration.

If you would like to know if your company offers a grace period, you can reach out to your HR team directly or reach out to Benepass Support for any assistance.

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