Can I use a portion of my allowance during the calendar year and then use the remaining balance during that same calendar year? Admin September 18, 2018 21:05 Updated No, benefit allowances provide no remaining balance for future use within the same benefit frequency. Related articles Can I get a discount on additional replacement contact lenses? What is the maximum cash incentive a person can earn in a year? How does the frame allowance work? How often can I get an eye exam and materials? How do I enroll?