People have subscribed to receive text4baby messages
text4baby, a free service that texts important health information to expectant and new moms, will now send dad-specific messages to fathers and fathers-to-be, too, to encourage them to engage with their children early. The campaign sent more than 62 million messages since its launch in February 2010.
Children in a regular child care arrangement in 2011
A U.S. Census Bureau infographic also illustrates who’s taking care of the kids, and the costs of child care.
Child support collections through the MSFIDM program in 2012
Collections through the federal Multistate Financial Institution Data Match program voluntarily reported by states.
Passport Denial child support collections in 2012
Voluntarily reported by states, a 7 percent increase over 2011.
States and territories participate in the federal Insurance Match
The federal Insurance Match program matches with 22 state workers’ compensation agencies, 775 insurers, and the U.S. Department of Labor to collect child support.
Federal offset child support collections in 2012
From the federal tax refund offset and administrative offset programs combined
Operate comprehensive tribal child support programs
Ten more tribes are receiving funding to put a program in place.
Three states each have more than a million veterans
Do you know your veteran population? Check out this infographic from the Census Bureau.
Percentage of child support collections that went to families in FY 2013
Percentage of child support collected through income withholding from employee paychecks in FY 2013
Amount of child support that state and tribal programs collected in FY 2013
Of active duty members are parents
And 43% of Reserve and National Guard members are parents. See the OCSE trainer guide Working with the Military on Child Support Matters.
For 24 million children who live without their biological father in the home
That's 1 out of 3 children. See the National Fatherhood Initiative blog to learn more about the Census Bureau’s findings.
Unmarried grandparents raising a grandchild
Find the data in the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011 American Community Survey.
About half the states have more than 10,000 veterans in their child support caseload
Learn more from the OCSE fact sheet Veterans in the Child Support Caseload.
The number of hits to our website in the past year
We continue to make enhancements. See the improved Policy page.
Of total child support collections in FY 2012 were from income withholding
Income withholding increased by 3 percent, to $22.9 billion. See the OCSE FY 2012 Preliminary Report for details.