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FY2001 Annual Report - Table 66

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2001
Table 66: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), PY 2000-2001 Report
National FPLS Statistics
Federal Offset Program
PY 01/01/00 - 12/31/00 01/01/01 - 12/31/01
Collections and % of Total Amount % of Total Amount % of Total
Total Net Collections and % of Total $1,393,240,582 100% $1,647,910,099 100%
Tax Offset 6 $1,391,347,015 99.9% $1,645,298,004 99.8%
Administrative Offset 6 $1,893,567 0.1% $2,612,095 0.2%
TANF 7 $842,798,471 60.5% $927,540,003 56.3%
Non-TANF 7 $550,442,111 39.5% $720,370,096 43.7%
Total Number of Offsets and % of Total 1,421,520 100% 2,209,832 100%
Tax Offset 6 1,413,968 99.5% 2,199,400 99.5%
Administrative Offset 6 7,552 0.5% 10,432 0.5%
TANF 7 881,499 62.0% 1,267,457 57.4%
Non-TANF 7 540,021 38.0% 942,375 42.6%
Total Certified Caseload and % of Total (As of End of the PY) 6,468,312 100% 6,611,083 100%
TANF Cases 8 3,286,403 50.8% 3,237,623 49.0%
Non-TANF Cases 8 3,181,909 49.2% 3,373,460 51.0%
Source: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS)
6 Tax Offsets are based on intercepts of Federal Tax Refunds, while Administrative Offsets are based on intercepts of certain Federal payments such as vendor and miscellaneous payments (i.e., expense reimbursement payments and travel payments) and Federal retirement payments. The Tax and Administrative figures add up to the Total figures and include both TANF and Non-TANF.
7 The TANF and Non-TANF figures add up to the Total figures and include both Tax and Administrative Offsets.
8 A certified case may be representative of an individual debt or an accumulation of debts. The criteria for certification of a debt for Tax Offset is as follows: In TANF or Title IV-E foster care cases: the amount of past-due support must not be less than $150 and must have been delinquent for 3 months or longer. In Non-TANF or Medicaid-only cases: the amount of past-due support owed to or on behalf of a qualified child must be at least $500 and may not be submitted for tax offset if the chilld is emancipated, even if arrears accrued while the child was still a minor. The exception is when an adult has been determined to be disabled under Title II or XVI of the Act while he/she was still a minor and for whom a support order was still in effect.