Can I submit a claim to my dependent care FSA for children’s classes at Parks and Rec? i.e. tumbling/gymnastics, etc.?

By its design, a dependent care flexible spending account (DCFSA) is designed to allow workers to set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible care expenses for a child, disabled spouse, elderly parent or other individual listed as a dependent who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care. Day camps, such as soccer, football, ballet, etc. are eligible with a DCFSA, provided that they enable the account holder to be gainfully employed, seek gainful employment or go to school full-time. Classes have the potential to be eligible, but on a case-by-case basis. If you can prove that these Parks and Rec classes allow you to work, seek work or pursue an education, they will most likely be covered by your benefit.

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