Dependent care FSA question

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sureshchowta
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Dependent care FSA question

Post by sureshchowta » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:13 am

I have moved my job on 15th of May 2017.
I have some expenses for my daughter which are eligible for dependent care FSA from 1st January 2017 to 31st May 2017 which sum up to $5000.
Out of this 5000, I claimed around 2000 in my previous job and opted to claim 3000 in the second job.
The problem is, Wageworks is not letting me claim this 3000 as the service date was prior to the start of the job.

Can somebody please let me know whether it is mandatory for the date of service to be on or after starting the job ? ie., 15th of May in this case for the expense to be eligible for the claim ?

If wageworks doesn't let me claim this expense as the date of service being before the start of my job, what are my options ?

Thanks for the help in advance.

-Suresh

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