Eligible Expenses

We have included information on commonly claimed expenses below. If you are unable to find what you are seeking here or elsewhere on the site, please contact us.

Condition/Type Of ServiceEligibleAdditional Information
B
Before and After School CareYesChild must be under age 13 or one who is incapable of self-care.
C
Camps (overnight)NoOvernight camps are not an eligible expense.
Camps (soccer, football, ballet, etc. day camps)PotentiallyThese are not eligible. However, if the primary purpose of these camps is for care and well-being in order for you (or you and your spouse if you are married) to be gainfully employed, these expenses may qualify. If ASIFlex cannot independently verify the primary purpose of the camp, ASIFlex will request a statement from the participant that verifies the primary purpose is the care and well-being of the child, and not for educational/instructional purposes.
Camps (summer or holiday day camps)Yes

This includes daycare as well as in-home babysitters for children under age 13, or any individual who is incapable of self-care.

Payment in advance is not covered. You can only be reimbursed for expenses that have been incurred.

D
DaycareYes

Daycare is an eligible expense under the Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account only, NOT the Health Care Flexible Spending Account. This includes daycare as well as in-home babysitters for children under age 13, or any individual who is incapable of self-care. If you are part of a divorced household, you must be the custodial parent for more than 50% of the year.

Payment in advance is not covered. You can only be reimbursed for expenses that have been incurred.

E
Education - Dependent CarePotentially

Expenses for a child in nursery school, pre-school, or similar programs for children below the level of kindergarten are expenses for care.

Expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade are not expenses for care. Summer School and tutoring programs are not for care.

Elder CareYesAdult must live with you at least 8 hours a day and be claimed as a dependent on your Federal Tax return.
F
Finance ChargesNo 
L
Lifetime CareNoFees or advance payments made to a retirement home or continuing care facility are not eligible expenses.
Long-Term Care Insurance PremiumsNo 
Long-Term Care ServicesNo 
P
Placement ServicesYesThe up-front fee may qualify if it is an expense that must be paid in order to obtain care. However, the fee can only be reimbursed proportionately over the duration of the agreement to employ the dependent care provider, such as an au pair. The weekly stipend, as well as other work-related expenses, may also qualify as an expense for the care of a qualifying individual.
Pre-School - Dependent CareYes

Expenses for a child in nursery school, pre-school, or similar programs for children below the level of kindergarten are expenses for care.

Expenses to attend kindergarten or a higher grade are not expenses for care. Summer School and tutoring programs are not for care.