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FY1999 and FY2000 Annual Report to Congress

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2000
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Reporting, OCSE-157 Annual Data Report, OCSE-34A Quarterly Report of Collections, OCSE-396A Financial Report
Types:
Research & Data, Annual Reports to Congress

Preface

The following Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Annual Statistical Report highlights financial and statistical achievements of the Child Support Enforcement program for fiscal years 1999 and 2000 and in some cases for fiscal years 1996 through 2000. The information is taken from state-submitted reports on program status sent to OCSE quarterly, for financial data, and annually for statistical data. Collection data are taken from form OCSE-34A and expenditure data from form OCSE-396A. Fiscal years 1999 and 2000 statistical data included in this report are taken from the OCSE-157 form. States use the OCSE-157 form to report caseload, orders and paternities established, medical support, staffing, and other statistical information to OCSE.

Some states have improved data reporting and implemented data clean-up projects in anticipation of the data reliability requirements of the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 (CSPIA). Many data reporting requirements also changed in fiscal year 1999. Therefore, information reported for fiscal years 1999 and 2000 are not always comparable with data reported for previous years.

  • This report shows that, in fiscal year 2000, $17.9 billion in child support payments were distributed and nearly 1.6 million paternities were established or acknowledged.
  • The total child support caseload for FY 2000 was 17.4 million.
  • There were 10.7 million cases with orders and 1.2 million new support orders were established.

The Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program is a joint Federal, state, and local partnership established to ensure that parents provide support to their children. Through this program, non-custodial parents are located, paternity is established, support orders are issued and enforced, and collections are received and distributed.

The CSE program includes 54 separate state and territory child support systems, each with its own unique laws and procedures. Programs are usually run by state and local human service agencies[1], often with the help of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials, as well as officials of family or domestic relations courts.

Child support enforcement services are available automatically for families receiving assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Child support collected, reimburses the state and federal governments for TANF payments made to the family. Child support collections above the TANF grant amount go directly to the family, as well as, some passthrough and disregard payments which are voluntarily made by some states. Child support services are available to families not receiving TANF who apply for such services, as well as, families who were formerly on TANF. Child support payments collected on behalf of non-TANF families are sent to the family.

CSE Program Boxscores and FY 2000 Peformance Indicator Scores

The following regional and individual state boxscores summarize the child support program based on data received from states. They provide regional and state summaries of statistical and financial data taken from the OCSE-157, 396A, and 34A reports. Data consist of collections, expenditures, caseload, paternities established and acknowledged, traditional and CSPIA cost effectiveness, support orders established, and full time equivalent staff (FTE). Following the state boxscores is the FY 2000 performance indicator scores which consist of the IV-D and statewide PEP, cases with support orders, collections on current support, cases with collections on arrears, and cost effectiveness. Please note that NA indicates that the data are not available at this time. Asterisks(*) indicates that the data are not reliable.

The following tables include program and financial data submitted to OCSE by the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. In tables where U.S. totals are shown, the totals do not always reflect the same number of reporting states and jurisdictions, as not all states have reported all data. Comparisons of U.S. totals for different fiscal years should be evaluated with this in mind.

Asterisks shown within these tables indicate data for that state did not meet the 90% federal data reliability standard for fiscal year 2000. If a state was unable to provide data, it is indicated by “NA.” Percent changes are positive unless specifically shown as negative. Some figures in the text and in the paragraphs of this report use rounded numbers.

State Box Scores

Region Box Scores

FY 2000 Performance Indicator Scores and Incentives Earned

List of Tables

Table 1: FINANCIAL OVERVIEW, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 2: STATISTICAL OVERVIEW, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 3: PROGRAM TRENDS FOR FISCAL YEARS 1996,1999, and FY 2000
Table 4: TOTAL DISTRIBUTED COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 5: TOTAL DISTRIBUTED COLLECTIONS, FY 1999
Table 6: TOTAL DISTRIBUTED COLLECTIONS, FY 2000
Table 7: DISTRIBUTED TANF/FOSTER CARE COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 8: DISTRIBUTED TANF COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 9: DISTRIBUTED FOSTER CARE COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 10: DISTRIBUTED NON-TANF COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 11: NET UNDISTRIBUTED COLLECTIONS
Table 12: COLLECTIONS MADE BY STATES ON THE BEHALF OF NON-IV-D CASES
Table 13: INTERSTATE - COLLECTIONS FORWARDED TO OTHER STATES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 14: INTERSTATE - COLLECTIONS FORWARDED TO OTHER STATES, FY 1999
Table 15: INTERSTATE - COLLECTIONS FORWARDED TO OTHER STATES, FY 2000
Table 16: TOTAL CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTIONS PER DOLLAR OF TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 17: COST EFFECTIVENESS RATIO PER CSPIA, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 18: NET FEDERAL SHARE OF TANF/FOSTER CARE COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 19: STATE SHARE OF TANF/FOSTER CARE COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 20: INCENTIVE PAYMENT ESTIMATES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 21: INCENTIVE PAYMENT ACTUALS FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 22: TANF/FOSTER CARE PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 23: MEDICAL SUPPORT PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 24: MEDICAL SUPPORT, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 25: PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES, FY 1999
Table 26: PAYMENTS TO FAMILIES, FY 2000
Table 27: TOTAL COLLECTIONS MADE BY STATES BY METHOD OF COLLECTION, FY 1999
Table 28: TOTAL COLLECTIONS MADE BY STATES BY METHOD OF COLLECTION, FY 2000
Table 29: TOTAL ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 30: FEDERAL SHARE OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURES
Table 31: STATE SHARE OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURES
Table 32: TOTAL PROGRAM SAVINGS/COSTS, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 33: FEDERAL SHARE PROGRAM SAVINGS/COSTS, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 34: STATE SHARE PROGRAM SAVINGS/COSTS, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 35: TOTAL ADP EXPENDITURES FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 36: ADP EXPENDITURES AT ENHANCED RATE FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 37: EXPENDITURES FOR LABORATORY TESTS FOR PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 38: NON-IV-D COSTS, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 39: FEES RECEIVED AND COSTS RECOVERED, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 40: FEES RETAINED BY OTHER STATES, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 41: TOTAL CASELOAD BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 42: TOTAL CASELOAD BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 43: IV-D CASES OPENED BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 44: IV-D CASES OPENED BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 45: CASES WITH NO JURISDICTION BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 46: CASES WITH NO JURISDICTION BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 47: CASES WITH ORDERS ESTABLISHED BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 48: CASES WITH ORDERS ESTABLISHED BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSITANCE, FY 2000
Table 49: TOTAL NUMBER OF CSE CASES IN WHICH A COLLECTION WAS MADE ON AN OBLIGATION BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 50: TOTAL NUMBER OF CSE CASES IN WHICH A COLLECTION WAS MADE ON AN OBLIGATION BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 51: CHILDREN REQUIRING PATERNITY DETERMINATION SERVICES BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 52: CASES REQUIRING SERVICES TO ESTABLISH AN ORDER BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 53: FEDERAL PARENT LOCATOR REQUESTS PROCESSED WITH KNOWN SSN FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 54: FEDERAL PARENT LOCATOR REQUESTS PROCESSED WITH UNKNOWN SSN FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 55: TOTAL NUMBER OF PATERNITIES ESTABLISHED OR ACKNOWLEDGED FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 56: TOTAL NUMBER OF IV-D PATERNITIES ESTABLISHED OR ACKNOWLEDGED FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 57: STATE IN-HOSPITAL AND OTHER PATERNITIES ACKNOWLEDGED FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 58: PATERNITY ESTABLISHMENT (PEP), FY 1999 and 2000
Table 59: NUMBER OF SUPPORT ORDERS ESTABLISHED DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 1999
Table 60: NUMBER OF SUPPORT ORDERS ESTABLISHED DURING THE FISCAL YEAR BY CURRENT, FORMER, AND NEVER ASSISTANCE, FY 2000
Table 61: TOTAL IV-A CASES CLOSED WHERE A CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENT WAS RECEIVED FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 62: TOTAL FULL TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF EMPLOYED AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 63: TOTAL FULL TIME EQUIVALENT STAFF EMPLOYED AS OF SEPTEMBER 30 FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 64: COSTS AND STAFF ASSOCIATED WITH CENTRAL OFFICE OF CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT FOR FIVE FISCAL YEARS
Table 65: TAX OFFSET AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFSET PROGRAMS (TANF AND NON-TANF Combined), PY 1999
Table 66: TAX OFFSET AND ADMINISTRATIVE OFFSET PROGRAMS (TANF AND NON-TANF Combined), PY 2000
Table 67: FEDERAL INCOME TAX REFUND OFFSET PROGRAM COLLECTIONS FOR FIVE YEARS (PY)
Table 68: IRS FULL COLLECTIONS, FY 2000
Table 69: TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN IV-D CASES, FY 1999 and 2000
Table 70: CASES WITH ARREARS DUE AND PAYING TOWARDS ARREARS FY 1999 and 2000
Table 71: TOTAL AMOUNT OF CURRENT SUPPORT DUE, FY 1999
Table 72: TOTAL AMOUNT OF CURRENT SUPPORT DUE, FY 2000
Table 73: TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUPPORT DISTRIBUTED AS CURRENT SUPPORT, FY 1999
Table 74: TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUPPORT DISTRIBUTED AS CURRENT SUPPORT, FY 2000
Table 75: TOTAL AMOUNT OF ARREARAGES DUE, FY 1999
Table 76: TOTAL AMOUNT OF ARREARAGES DUE, FY 2000
Table 77: TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUPPORT DISTRIBUTED AS ARREARS, FY 1999
Table 78: TOTAL AMOUNT OF SUPPORT DISTRIBUTED AS ARREARS, FY 2000
Table 79: INTERSTATE - CASES SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, FY 1999
Table 80: INTERSTATE - CASES SENT TO ANOTHER STATE, FY 2000
Table 81: INTERSTATE - CASES RECEIVED FROM ANOTHER STATE, FY 1999
Table 82: INTERSTATE - CASES RECEIVED FROM ANOTHER STATE, FY 2000
Table 83: NONCOOPERATION AND GOOD CAUSE FOR CURRENT ASSISTANCE CASES FY 1999 and 2000


[1] Some State programs are under the Revenue Department or the Attorney General.