Good Forms 101: DCA Claim Form
Filing Dependent Care Account (DCA) claims may feel like a confusing or stressful (or both) process, but it doesn’t have to be.
As part of an ongoing series to address common questions about claim forms, here are some solutions for frequently asked questions we hear, regarding the DCA claim form.
Question #1: What’s the quickest way to file or check on my claim?
Online! You can file your claim online or through AFmobile®, our mobile app. You can also check claim status, sign up for notifications, enroll in direct deposit, view account information and more.
Question #2: What do I need to do to enroll in direct deposit?
The easiest way to enroll in direct deposit is through your online account. By adding your bank account information, you can ensure benefit payments are deposited directly into your account on file.
Learn how to sign up for Direct Deposit through your online account
Question #3: What do I need to include when filing a DCA claim form?
The tax ID or individual Social Security number of the care provider, who the care is for, the dates the care was provided and the cost of the care.
Question #4: Can I pay a provider directly from my DCA account?
Yes, simply follow these instructions:
- Log in to your online account.
- Select Dependent Care Account
- Click Request a Reimbursement and select Submit a Claim. To send a payment to a provider instead of reimbursing yourself, select Pay Provider section on the claim form. Then, choose your provider’s name from the dropdown menu. If you don’t see your provider listed, select Add New Provider Record to add your provider.
- Enter the service type, service start and end date, claimant, claim amount, whom should be paid, provider name and account number.
Question #5: What is considered an eligible DCA expense?
View an extensive list of Dependent Care Account Eligible Expenses
This blog is up to date as of March 2022 and has not been updated for changes in the law, administration or current events.