Dependent Care Assistance Program
How DCAP can help you
Qualifying dependents include:
- Setting aside a portion of your pay in DCAP reduces your annual taxable income and helps you pay for out-of-pocket dependent care expenses.
- DCAP reimburses qualified dependent care expenses so you and your spouse (if married) can attend school, work, or look for work.
If you have a stay-at-home spouse, you cannot enroll in the DCAP.
- Eligible expenses include babysitting, daycare, prekindergarten, and registration fees (see full list of eligible expenses)
- A dependent under age 13 who qualifies as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dependent.
- A spouse who is physically or mentally incapable of self-care.
- Any other IRS-recognized dependent who is physically and/or mentally incapable of self-care