Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA)

How much can I elect under my Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA)?

Maximum Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA) election is determined by the IRS (Section 129).

2024 Contribution Limits

For 2024, employees with a Dependent Care FSA (DCFSA) may elect to contribute up to an annual maximum of:

  • $2,500.00 per year if you are married and file a separate tax return
  • $5,000.00 per year if you are married and file a joint tax return or if you file as single or head of household

*The 2024 contribution amount remains the same as the 2023 DCFSA contribution limit amount.

After you're enrolled, your funds are withdrawn automatically from your paychecks for deposit into your account before taxes are deducted. For questions regarding the cadence of payroll deductions, please speak to your payroll administrator.

Once your account is funded, you can use your balance to pay for eligible DCFSA expenses. You're now able to submit multiple large expenses under your DCFSA until you have met your total annual election amount. 

Questions? We are happy to help! Please reach out to Benepass Support for any assistance.

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