May I reimburse a family member for expenses associated with dependent care?

Not generally, though there are some relatives that you may be able to reimburse.  Generally, amounts paid to a relative (for ex., grandparent, aunt, cousin) are reimbursable.  However, payments made to the following persons are not reimbursable: 1) Participant’s spouse; 2) Parent of the qualifying child; 3) Participant’s child, stepchild or eligible foster child under age 19; and 4) Any person who the participant (or participant’s spouse) claims as a dependent.

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