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If I enroll in a health care flexible spending account in preparation for orthodontic work, will I be able to start contributing once I incur a bill in April? Will FSAFEDS pay for the bill at that time or only what I have contributed for the short time?

No, your FSAFEDS contributions are deducted in equal installments throughout the year, or you can accelerate your allotments during the beginning of the year if you choose.  You cannot begin contributing in the middle of the year unless you enroll in the middle of the year due to a Qualifying Life Event.  

All of your health care FSA funds are available for reimbursement on January 1 of the benefit period.  Dependent care FSA funds, on the other hand, are only available up to the amount you have contributed to date.  

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