The Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) is to cover expenses necessary for you, and if you are married, your spouse, to be gainfully employed.
- Expenses paid to a dependent care provider (includes day care centers) who can provide a Social Security number or Federal ID number.
- Expenses paid for care of a dependent under age 13 and/or
- Expenses paid for care of any dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of caring for himself or herself.
Maximum annual contribution per family is $5,000 per year as mandated by the IRS.
To determine your family’s contribution, estimate the annual dollar amount to be spent on dependent care costs, up to $5,000. The amount you elect will be divided equally over the number of pay periods elected in the calendar year. It is deducted pre-tax and reimbursed upon request as expenses are incurred.
Any money remaining in the DCRA at the end of the year and not submitted for reimbursement by March 15th will be forfeited. Expenses must be incurred between January 1 and December 31. Reimbursements from the account cannot exceed the current account balance. Reimbursements may only be for services already provided. To submit for reimbursement from your DCRA, please log into your online account.