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FY2001 Annual Report to Congress

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2001
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

Table of Contents

Appendices

List of Tables

Table 1: Financial Overview, FY 2001
Table 2: Statistical Overview, FY 2001
Table 3: Program Trends for Fiscal Years 1997, 2000, and 2001
Table 4: Total Distributed Collections, FY 2001
Table 5: Total Distributed Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 6: Distributed TANF/Foster Care Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 7: Distributed TANF Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 8: Distributed Foster Care Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 9: Distributed Non-TANF Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 10: Net Undistributed Collections
Table 11: Collections Forwarded to Non-IV-D Cases
Table 12: Interstate - Collections Forwarded to Other States for Five Fiscal Years
Table 13: Child Support Collections Per Dollar of Total Administrative Expenditures for Five Fiscal Years
Table 14: Cost-Effectiveness Ratio Per CSPIA for Three Fiscal Years
Table 15: Net Federal Share of TANF/Foster Care Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 16: State Share of TANF/Foster Care Collections for Five Fiscal Years
Table 17: Incentive Payment Estimates for Five Fiscal Years
Table 18: Incentive Payment Actuals for Five Fiscal Years
Table 19: TANF/Foster Care Payments to Families for Five Fiscal Years
Table 20: Medical Support Payments to Families for Five Fiscal Years
Table 21: Medical Support, FY 2001
Table 22: Payments to Families, FY 2001
Table 23: Total Collections Made by Method of Collection, FY 2001
Table 24: Administrative Expenditures for Five Fiscal Years
Table 25: Net Federal Share of Administrative Expenditures for Five Fiscal Years
Table 26: *Net State Share of Administrative Expenditures for Five Fiscal Years
Table 27: Total Program Savings/Costs for Three Fiscal Years
Table 28: Federal Share Program Savings/Costs for Three Fiscal Years
Table 29: State Share Program Savings/Costs for Three Fiscal Years
Table 30: ADP Expenditures for Five Fiscal Years
Table 31: ADP Expenditures at Enhanced Rate for Five Fiscal Years
Table 32: Expenditures for Laboratory Tests for Paternity Establishment for Five Fiscal Years
Table 33: Non-IV-D Costs for Three Fiscal Years
Table 34: Fees and Costs Recovered, FY 2001
Table 35: Fees Retained by Other States for Three Fiscal Years
Table 36: Caseload by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 37: Cases Open by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 38: Cases with No Jurisdiction by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 39: Total Caseload for Three Fiscal Years
Table 40: Total Cases With Orders Established for Three Fiscal Years
Table 41: Cases With Orders Established by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 42: Number of CSE Cases in Which a Collection was made on an Obligation by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 43: Total Number of CSE Cases in Which a Collection was made on an Obligation for Three Fiscal Years
Table 44: Children Requiring Paternity Determination Services by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 45: Cases Requiring Services to Establish an Order by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 46: Total Number of Paternities Established or Acknowledged for Five Fiscal Years
Table 47: Children in the IV-D Caseload for Whom Paternity was Established or Acknowledged During the Fiscal Year for Five Fiscal Years
Table 48: Children in the State with Paternity Acknowledged During the Fiscal Year for Five Fiscal Years
Table 49: Paternity Established (PEP), FY 2001
Table 50: Number of Support Orders Established During the Fiscal Year by Current, Former, and Never Assistance, FY 2001
Table 51: IV-A Cases Closed Where a Child Support Payment Was Received for Five Fiscal Years
Table 52: Full Time Equilvalent Staff, FY 2001
Table 53: Full Time Equilvalent Staff for Five Fiscal Years
Table 54: Tax Offset and Administrative Offset Programs (TANF and Non-TANF Combined), PY 2001
Table 55: Federal Income Tax Refund Offset Program Collections for Five Years (PY)
Table 56: Number of Children in IV-D Cases, and Number of Children with Paternity Resolved, FY 2001
Table 57: Cases with Arrears Due and Paying Towards Arrears, FY 2001
Table 58: Amount of Current Support Due, FY 2001
Table 59: Amount of Support Distributed as Current Support, FY 2001
Table 60: Amount of Arrearages Due for all Fiscal Years
Table 61: Total Amount of Support Distributed as Arrears, FY 2001
Table 62: Interstate - Cases Sent to Another State, FY 2001
Table 63: Interstate - Cases Received from Another State, FY 2001
Table 64: Cases with Non-Cooperation and Good Cause Determination for Three Fiscal Years
Table 65: * Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001
Table 66: * Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Processing Year 2000-2001 Report
Table 67: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) National Directory of New Hires (NDNH), FY 2001
Table 68: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Cases in the FCR, FY 2001
Table 69: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Number of Unique Person in the FCR by Participant Type, FY 2001
Table 70: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Number of Unique Person in the FCR Matched by Data Type, FY 2001
Table 71: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Net Collections - Federal Offset Program, PY 2001
Table 72: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Number of Offsets - Federal Offset Program, PY 2001
Table 73: Performance Indicator Scores and Incentives Earned, Fiscal Year 2001

CSE Program Charts & Graphs

Figure 1: Total Caseload

The Child Support Enforcement caseload dropped due to a decline in welfare cases.

The Child Support Enforcement caseload dropped due to a decline in welfare cases.

Figure Data: Total Caseload
FY 1999 2000 2001
Source: OCSE-157 lines 1+3
Current Assistance 3.7 3.3 3.1
Former Assistance 7.4 7.9 7.9
Never Assistance 6.2 6.2 6.1
Total 17.3 17.4 17.1

Nationally, the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program had 17.1 million cases in FY 2001, a decrease of 1.6 percent from FY 1999. Between FY 1999 and 2001, there was a 16.9 percent decreased in current assistance cases, a 6.6 percent increase in former assistance cases, and a 2.1 percent decrease in never assistance cases.


Figure 2: IV-D and State Paternities Acknowledged*

There has been a substantial increase in paternities established due to the in-hospital paternities acknowledgement program.

There has been a substantial increase in paternities established due to the in-hospital paternities acknowledgement program.

Figure Data: IV-D and State Paternities Acknowledged
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-157 lines 10 and 16
State Paternities
(in Thousands)
480 614 755 687 791
IV-D Paternities
(in Thousands)
814 848 845 867 777

A total of 1,567,509 paternities were established or acknowledged for FY 2001. This includes 790,595 in-hospital and 776,914 IV-D paternities established acknowledged. This is also an increase of 21.1 percent in total paternities established or acknowledged.

* Include in-hospital and other paternities acknowledged. State paternity acknowledgements include an unknown number of acknowledgements for children in the IV-D caseload.


Figure 3: Support Orders Established

Although the caseload has declined, the number of support orders established remained stable over the last five years.

Although the caseload has declined, the number of support orders established remained stable over the last five years.

Figure Data: Support Orders Established
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-157 line 17
Support Orders Established 1,155,973 1,147,701 1,220,051 1,174,899 1,181,284

In FY 2001, the Child Support Enforcement (CSE) program reported that the total number of support orders established were 1,181,284, an increase of 2.2 percent from FY 1997.


Figure 4: IV-D Cases With and Without Orders, FY 2001

The majority of cases in the child support caseload has an order for child support.

The majority of cases in the child support caseload has an order for child support.

Figure Data: IV-D Cases With and Without Orders, FY 2001
IV-D Case Type With Orders Without Orders
Source: Form OCSE-157 lines 1, 2
Total 11.0 5.8
Current Assistance 1.4 1.7
Former Assistance 5.6 2.2
Never Assistance 4.0 2.0

Of the 16.8 million cases open in the child support caseload, 65.2 percent had support orders. Forty-seven percent of current assistance cases had orders established, 72 percent of former assistance cases had orders established, and 66 percent never assistance cases had orders established in FY 2001.


Figure 5: Number of IV-D Cases for Which a Collection Was Made

The number of cases with a collection has increased gradually over the years.

The number of cases with a collection has increased gradually over the years.

Figure Data: Number of IV-D Cases for Which a Collection Was Made
FY 1999 2000 2001
Source: OCSE-157 line 18
Never Assistance (in Millions) 2.7 2.9 3.1
Former Assistance (in Millions) 3.0 3.5 3.6
Current Assistance (in Millions) 0.9 0.8 0.8

The total number of IV-D cases for which a collection was made, commonly referred to as paying cases, has increased over the last several years. In FY 2001, there were 7.5 million cases with a collection in the child support enforcement program. This is an increase of 13 percent from FY 1999.


Figure 6: Total Distributed Collections, FY 2001 ($19.0 Billion)

The largest portion of total collections go to families never on welfare.

The largest portion of total collections go to families never on welfare.

Figure Data: Total Distributed Collections, FY 2001 ($19.0 Billion)
Type of
Collection
Never Assistance Current Assistance Former Assistance
Total
Dist. Collections
$ 9,711,844,565
(51%)
$ 1,345,066,232
(7%)
$ 7,900,686,311
(42%)
Source: Form OCSE-34A line 8E

In FY 2001, total child support collections reached another record high of $19.0 billion, a 6.2 percent increase from the previous fiscal year. The largest portion of that amount, 51 percent is distributed to never assistance families. In addition, 42 percent go to families formerly on assistance and 7 percent to families currently on assistance.


Figure 7: Total Distributed Collections by TANF/FC and Non-TANF

Total collections continue to increase.

Total collections continue to increase.

Figure Data: Total Distributed Collections by TANF/FC and Non-TANF
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Formerly form OCSE-34 line 14 (a+c), OCSE-34A line 8(A+B) + line 7a C
TANF/FC
(in Billions)
2.8 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.6
NON-TANF
(in Billions)
10.5 11.7 13.4 15.3 16.4

Total distributed collections have increased by 42 percent since 1997. Non-TANF collections for fiscal year 2001 were $16.4 billion; this is a 56 percent increase from fiscal year 1997. TANF/FC collections have remained stable at $2.6 billion for the past two years.


Figure 8: Total Distribution of Collections, FY 2001

Overwhelmingly, the largest share of child support collections go to families.

Overwhelmingly, the largest share of child support collections go to families.

Figure Data: Total Distribution of Collections, FY 2001
Type of Collections Payment to Families Incentive Payments Medical Support State Share Federal Share
Source: Form OCSE-34A
Distributed Amount $16.6 Billion
(88%)
$336 Million
(2%)
$94 Million
(1%)
$1 Billion
(5%)
$894 Million
(5%)

Child support collections are distributed in several ways. They may be sent to the family (as with Non-TANF collections), divided between the State and Federal governments (TANF collections), used as incentive payments to states (from the Federal share of TANF collections), or used for medical support (and sent to Medicaid or the family). For fiscal year 2001, total collections were distributed 88 percent to families, 2 percent as incentive payments to states, 1 percent for medical support, 5 percent to States, and 5 percent to the Federal government.


Figure 9: TANF/FC Collections

TANF collections have declined due to the decline in the TANF caseload.

TANF collections have declined due to the decline in the TANF caseload.

Figure Data: TANF/FC Collections
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-34A lines 8A+B 7aC
TANF/FC Collections (in Billions) $2.8 $2.6 $2.5 $2.6 $2.6

States reported TANF/Foster Care collections of $2.6 billion in for fiscal year 2001, 13.7 percent of the total amount collected. There has been a 9 percent decrease in TANF/FC collections from fiscal year 1997 to fiscal year 2001. This can be attributed to a decline in the TANF caseload.


Figure 10: Non-TANF Collections

Non-TANF child support collections continue to grow.

Non-TANF child support collections continue to grow.

Figure Data: Non-TANF Collections
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: OCSE-34A lines 7b (C) +7c(C) + 8D
Non-TANF Collections (in Billions) $10.5 $11.7 $13.4 $15.3 $16.4

Child support payments made on behalf of and distributed to families who have applied for Child Support Enforcement services are non-TANF collections. In FY 2001, non-TANF collections rose to $16.4 billion, an increase of 7 percent since FY 2000, and a 56 percent increase since FY 1997.


Figure 11: Interstate Collections

Interstate collections dropped slightly over the past year.

Interstate collections dropped slightly over the past year.

Figure Data: Interstate Collections
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-34A line 5E
Interstate Collections (in Millions) $983 $1,032 $1,082 $1,172 $1,165

Collections made on behalf of families in other states totaled almost $1.2 billion in fiscal year 2001, a decrease of 0.6 percent from fiscal year 2000. Interstate collections increased by 18 percent over a five-year period from fiscal year 1997 to fiscal year 2001.


Figure 12: Total Collections by Method of Collections, FY 2001

Wage withholding is an effective way of collecting child support.

Wage withholding is an effective way of collecting child support.

Figure Data: Total Collections by Method of Collections, FY 2001
Method of Collections Withholding Unemploy Offset Federal Tax Offset State Tax Offset Other States
Source: Form OCSE-34A lines 2A thru 2 g
Total Collections $ 14.6 Billion
(64.8%)
$ 338 Million
(1.5%)
$ 1.5 Billion
(6.6%)
$216 Billion
(1%)
$ 4.8 Billion
(21.2%)
$ 1.1 Billion
(5%)

Child support payments are collected through various methods, such as; income withholding, withholding unemployment compensation, and state or federal income tax refund offsets. Wage withholding is the most effective method of collections with over 64.8 percent collected in fiscal year 2001 ($14.6 billion). Wage withholding include amounts received from non-IV-D as well as IV-D child support cases for processing through the state disbursement unit. Federal income tax refund offsets contributed to over 6.6 percent collected in fiscal year 2001 ($1.5 billion). State tax and unemployment offsets were a little over 2.5 percent of total collections. The remaining 26 percent of collections was obtained from parents who sent their child support payments directly to the State Child Support Enforcement agency and payments received through other enforcement techniques, or collections received from other states.

Wage withholding includes IV-D and non-IV-D collections.


Figure 13: Total Collections Due and Distributed, FY 2001[1]

Old child support debt is difficult to collect.

Old child support debt is difficult to collect.

Figure Data: Total Collections Due and Distributed, FY 2001
Total Collections Current Year Arrears
Source: Form OCSE-157 lines 26a and 27a
Amount Due
(in Billions)
$24.7 $88.0
Amount Distributed
(in Billions)
$14.2 $5.7

Over $24 billion in current support was due for fiscal year 2001. Of the $24 billion collections due, $14.2 billion was collected and distributed. In fiscal year 2001, over $88 billion in arrearages was due and $5.7 billion of that amount was collected and distributed.


Figure 14: Total Expenditures

The federal government pays the largest share of expenditures for the Child Support Program

The federal government pays the largest share of expenditures for the Child Support Program.

Figure Data: Total Expenditures
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-396A lines 9A+C
Federal Share
(in Billions)
$2.3 $2.4 $2.6 $3.0 $3.2
State Share
(in Billions)
$1.1 $1.2 $1.4 $1.5 $1.6

Administrative expenditures are the net amounts of combined federal and state funds expended on the operation of the CSE program. The amounts reported are reduced by the amount of program income (fee and costs recovered in excess of fees, interest earned, and other program income) received by the states. The $4.8 billion reported in fiscal year 2001, is a 7 percent increase from the $4.5 billion reported in FY 2000. The federal share of expenditures increased by 39 percent and the state share increased by 46 percent since fiscal year 1997.


Figure 15: Total ADP Expenditures

ADP expenditures have increased.

ADP expenditures have increased.

Figure Data: Total ADP Expenditures
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-396A line 4A+C
Total ADP Expenditures (in Millions) $584 $552 $683 $827 $883

Automated Data Processing (ADP) expenditures are for the planning, development, and implementation of automated child support systems and the acquisition of operational hardware utilized in these systems. In FY 2001, ADP expenditures were $883 million, this was a 51.2 percent increase from the $584 million reported in FY 1997.


Figure 16: CSPIA* Cost Effectiveness Ratio

States collected about $4.00 in child support for every $1.00 spent on the program

States collected about $4.00 in child support for every $1.00 spent on the program.

Figure Data: CSPIA* Cost Effectiveness Ratio
FY 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-34A and 396A
CSPIA Cost Effectiveness Ratio $4.21 $4.21 $4.18

The new cost effectiveness ratio per the Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 (CSPIA), was $4.18 for 2001.

*Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998 (CSPIA)


Figure 17: Traditional Cost Effectiveness Ratio

Under the traditional cost-effectiveness ratio, $3.92 in child support payments was collected for every $1.00 spent to administer the CSE program in FY 2001
Figure Data: Traditional Cost Effectiveness Ratio
FY 1999 2000 2001
Source: Form OCSE-34A and 396A
Traditional Cost Effectiveness Ratio $3.94 $3.95 $3.92

Under the traditional cost-effectiveness ratio, $3.92 in child support payments was collected for every $1.00 spent to administer the CSE program in FY 2001


Figure 18: Number of Children in the IV-D Program, FY 2001

18,896,492 children

The average number of children per case is 1.12

States reported that the number of children in the IV-D program for fiscal year 2001 was almost 19 million. Since the number of cases open was 16.8 million, the average number of children per case is 1.12.

Source: Form OCSE-157 line 4

Fiscal year 1999 was the first year these data were reported.


Figure 19: Number of Unique Persons, FY 2001

Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched[2] by the FPLS FYs 1999-2001

Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched by the FPLS increased from 1999 to 2001.

Figure Data: Number of Unique Persons, FY 2001
FY 1999 2000 2001
Number of Unique Persons Matched (in Millions) 2.9 3.5 (+19%) 4.2 (+22%)

 


Figure 20: Number of Persons in the FCR, FY 2001

NUMBER OF PERSONS in the FCR by Participant Type[3] as of 9/30/01

Of all the different participant types, children were the most in number in the FCR as of 9/30/01

Figure Data: Number of Persons in the FCR, FY 2001
Type of Participant NCP PF CP CH
Number of People (in Millions) 10.1 1.4 11.1 18.1

 


Figure 21: Federal Offset Collections, FY 2001

Federal Offset collections for FY 2001 were $1.65 billion, an 18 percent increase from the previous year.

Figure Data: Federal Offset Collections, FY 2001
FY 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Total Net Collections
(in Billions)
$1.08 $ 1.14 (+6%) $ 1.34 (+17%) $ 1.39 (+4%) $ 1.65 (+18%)

 


Glossary of Financial and Statistical Terms

PROGRAM COLLECTIONS

Table 4

Total Distributed Collections (Form OCSE-34A, line 8E)

Total amount of collections distributed during the year on behalf of both TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) and non-TANF families. Total collections are calculated as the sums of Current IV-A Assistance, Current IV-E Assistance, Former Assistance and Never Assistance.

Table 6

Distributed TANF/Foster Care Collections (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 14(a+c); current Form OCSE-34A, line 8(A+B) + line 7aC)

The portion of total collections received on behalf of families receiving assistance under the TANF program plus children placed in foster care facilities. These collections are divided between the State and Federal governments to reimburse their respective shares of either Title IV-A assistance payments or Title IV-E Foster Care maintenance payments.

Table 9

Distributed Non-TANF Collections (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 14b; current Form OCSE-34A, lines 7bC + 7cC + 8D)

The portion of total collections received on behalf of families not receiving assistance under the TANF/Foster Care programs and distributed to those families during the year.

Table 10

Net Undistributed Collections (Form OCSE-34A, line 9bE 4th quarter)

The amount of collections that remain available for distribution in a future quarter.

Table 11

Collections Forwarded to Non-IV-D Cases (Form OCSE-34A, line 4E)

Those collections received through income withholding and processed through the State Disbursement Unit on behalf of Non-IV-D cases that were forwarded to the custodial parent during the quarter.

Table 12

Interstate - Collections Forwarded to Other States (Form OCSE-34A, line 5E)

Amounts received in response to a request for assistance from another State and forwarded during the quarter to that State for distribution, including interstate case and AEI collections.

Table 13

Child Support Collections Per Dollar of Total Administrative Expenditures (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 14(a+b+c) divided by Form OCSE-131, line 4(a+b+c); beginning FY 1999, Form OCSE-34A, line 8E divided by Form OCSE-396A, Part 1, line 9(a+c))

Total amount of collections distributed during the year divided by total amount of administrative expenditures.

Table 14

Cost Effectiveness Ratio Per CSPIA (Form OCSE-34A, lines 5+8+13 divided by Form OCSE-396A, line 9 (A+C) minus 1b (A+C))

The total of collections forwarded to other States plus total collections distributed plus fees retained by other States divided by total current quarter claims and total prior quarter adjustments minus Non IV-D cost.

Table 15

Net Federal Share of TANF/Foster Care Collections (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 18(a+c); beginning in FY 1999, Form OCSE-34A, line 12a (A+C) + line 10B)

The portion of child support collections used to reimburse the Federal government for its share of past assistance payments under title IV-E of the Social Security Act or foster care maintenance payments, before the payment of incentive payments.

Table 16

State Share of TANF/Foster Care Collections (Form OCSE-34A, line 7aE minus lines (10B + 11E + 12aE))

Collections that will be divided between the State and Federal governments to reimburse their respective shares of either Title IV-A assistance payments or Title IV-E Foster Care maintenance payments.

Table 17 and 18

Incentive Payment Estimates and Actuals (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 17(a+b); beginning in FY 1999, Form OCSE-34A, line 11E)

The portion of the gross Federal share of collections that is retained by

the State in addition to its share of TANF/Foster Care collections. This amount is estimated prior to the start of the fiscal year and is reported by the State on a quarterly basis. The estimate is based on the State's estimated TANF and non-TANF collections in relation to Total Expenditures. Actual incentive amounts are computed after the end of the fiscal year and appropriate adjustments are made in State grant awards.

Table 19

TANF/Foster Care Payments to Families (Form OCSE-34A, line 7c (A+B))

Total amount of collections that are distributed either to the family or to the foster care agency to be used on the child's behalf.

Table 20

Medical Support Payments to Families (formerly Form OCSE-34, line 12(a+c); current Form OCSE-34A, line 7bE)

The portion of any collection that corresponds to any amount specifically designated in a support order for medical support. To the extent that medical support has been assigned to the State, medical support collections should be forwarded to the Medicaid agency for distribution in accordance with current regulations. Otherwise, the amount should be forwarded to the family.

Table 22

Payments to Families (Form OCSE-34A, line 7cE)

The collections that are distributed either to the family or to the foster care agency to be used on the child's behalf.

PROGRAM EXPENDITURES

Table 24

Administrative Expenditures (formerly Form OCSE-131, line 4(a+b); beginning in FY 1999, Form OCSE-396A, line 9(A+C))

Total amount of expenditures eligible for Federal funding that is claimed by the State during the year for the administrative of the Child Support Enforcement program. Includes all amounts claimed during the year, whether expended during the current or a previous fiscal year. The amounts being reported have been reduced by the amount of program income (fees and costs recovered in excess of fees and interest earned and other program income) received by the States.

Table 25

Net Federal Share of Administrative Expenditures (Form OCSE-396A, line 9 B+D)

Net Federal Share of current quarter claims plus prior quarter adjustments.

Table 26

Net State Share of Administrative Expenditures (Form OCSE-396A, line 16(B+D) minus line 11(B+D))

Total share of current quarter claims plus prior quarter adjustments minus Federal share of current quarter claims plus Federal share of prior quarter adjustments.

Table 27

Total Program Savings/Costs (Form OCSE-34A, line 7a minus OCSE-396A, line 9 A+C)

Collections that will be divided between the State and Federal governments to reimburse their respective shares of either Title IV-A assistance payments or Title IV-E Foster Care maintenance payments minus total amount of current quarter administrative expenditure and prior quarter adjustment of administrative expenditure.

Table 30

ADP Expenditures (formerly Form OCSE-396, lines 5, 6, and 7; beginning in FY 2000, Form OCSE-396A, lines 4, 5, and 6)

Expenditures made in accordance with the terms of an approved ADP for the planning, design, development, implementation, enhancement or operation of an automated Statewide Child Support Enforcement System (CSES).

Table 32

Expenditures for Laboratory Tests for Paternity Establishment (Form OCSE-396A, line 8 A+C)

The amount expended for laboratory costs associated with the process of determining paternity. This amount is the "net" amount of expenditures, reduced by any fees collected by the State to recoup the cost of these services.

Table 33

Non-IV-D Costs (Form OCSE-396A, line 1b A+C)

Those administrative expenditures attributable to the collecting, entering, maintaining and processing information relative to non IV-D child support cases in the State Case Registry and to the processing of Non-IV-D child support collections through the State Disbursement Unit. Non IV-D cases are those for which there is no assignment of support rights to the State or where the State has not received an application for Title IV-D services.

PROGRAM STATISTICS

Table 36

Caseload by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, lines 1 and 3)

The number of IV-D cases open on the last day of the fiscal year, including the number of open cases at the end of the fiscal year as a result of requests for assistance received from other States.

Table 37

Cases Open by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 1)

The total number of IV-D cases open on the last day of the fiscal year. Include cases open at the end of the fiscal year as a result of requests for assistance received from other States, as well as cases open in your State that you have referred to another State.

Table 38

Cases with No Jurisdiction by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 3)

The number of open cases on the last day of the fiscal year over which the State has no jurisdiction.

Table 41

Cases with Orders Established by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 2)

The number of IV-D cases open on the last day of the fiscal year that have support orders established. Included are cases with orders entered prior to the case becoming a IV-D case, as well as, cases with orders established by the IV-D agency. Judgments for arrears, regardless of whether there is a payment schedule or an order for ongoing support are also included. Also included are all interstate cases-both cases sent to and received from other States.

Table 42

Number of CSE Cases in Which a Collection was made on an Obligation by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 18)

The number of cases for which one or more collections were made during the fiscal year. Included are cases where no support order is established but a voluntary payment was made.

Table 44

Children Requiring Paternity Determination Services by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 13)

The number of children in cases that are open at the end of the fiscal year who required paternity establishment.

This includes all children whose paternity has not been established and children in the process of having paternity established. If there is more than one putative father for a child, this child is only counted once.

Table 45

Cases Requiring Services to Establish an Order by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 12 (b+c+d))

Total number of IV-D cases open at the end of the fiscal year that need services to establish a support order

Table 46

Total Number of Paternities Established or Acknowledged (Form OCSE-157, lines 10a and 16(b+c+d))

The number of children born out of wedlock in the reporting State for whom paternity has been acknowledged during the fiscal year. Included are children with paternity acknowledged through the State's voluntary in-hospital acknowledgment program and other acknowledgment processes. Also reported is the number of children in cases in the IV-D caseload for whom paternity was established or acknowledged during the fiscal year.

Table 47

Children in the IV-D Caseload for Whom Paternity was Established or Acknowledged During the Fiscal Year (Form OCSE-157, line 16(b+c+d))

The number of children in cases in the IV-D caseload for whom paternity was established or acknowledged during the fiscal year. A paternity established or acknowledged prior to a case's referral to IV-D is not to be counted in this item.

Table 48

Children in the State with Paternity Acknowledged During the Fiscal Year (Form OCSE-157, line 10a)

The number of children born out of wedlock in the reporting State for whom paternity has been acknowledged during the fiscal year. This includes acknowledgments after genetic testing, but before adjudication, if applicable. Also included are children with paternity acknowledged through the State's voluntary in-hospital acknowledgment program and other acknowledgment processes.

Table 49

Paternity Establishment (PEP) (Form OCSE-157, lines 5, 6, 8 and 9)

The number of children in the IV-D caseload in cases open at the end of the fiscal year who were born out of wedlock. Also the number of children born out of wedlock in the IV-D caseload in cases open at the end of the fiscal year who have paternity established or acknowledged.

The total number of children who were born out of wedlock in the State during the fiscal year. Includes the number of minor children who were born out of wedlock in the State for whom paternity has been established or acknowledged during the fiscal year.

Table 50

Number of Support Orders Established During the Fiscal Year by Current, Former, and Never Assistance (Form OCSE-157, line 17)

The number of cases in which support orders was established by the IV-D agency during the fiscal year. Includes support orders established for medical support or health insurance.

Table 51

IV-A Cases Closed Where a Child Support Payment was Received (formerly Form OCSE-156, line 5a; beginning in FY 1999, Form OCSE-157, line 14)

Includes all cases terminated from TANF during the fiscal year in which there was any child support collection in the month of termination.

Table 52

Full Time Equivalent Staff (Form OCSE-157, lines 30, 31 & 32)

The total number of FTE staff employed by the State and local IV-D agencies.

The total number of FTE staff employed by an agency (public or private) working under a cooperative agreement with the IV-D agency.

The total number of FTE staff employed by privatized IV-D agencies.

Table 55

Federal Income Tax Refund Offset Program Collections (Federal Parent Locator Service - FPLS)

States are required to submit cases to the Office of Child Support Enforcement certifying that criteria for Federal income tax refund offset are met as specified in section 464 of the Social Security Act. Cases are then submitted to IRS for match against their master file. Those cases that successfully match the IRS master file are certified for Federal income tax refunds offsets.

Table 56

Number of Children in IV-D Cases and Number of Children with Paternity Resolved (Form OCSE-157, lines 4 and 7)

The number of children in the IV-D caseload in cases open at the end of the fiscal year. This includes those children who are under age 18.

The number of children in the IV-D caseload open at the end of the fiscal year with paternity resolved. Include all children born within a marriage, legitimized by marriage or adoption and children with paternity established or acknowledged.

Table 57

Cases with Arrears Due and Paying Towards Arrears (Form OCSE-157, lines 28 and 29)

The number of cases with arrears due during the fiscal year, including cases closed during the fiscal year with arrearages.

The number of cases that made at least one payment toward arrears during the fiscal year and the total number of IV-D cases in which payments of past-due child support were received during the fiscal year. Part or all of the payments were distributed to the family to which the past-due child support was owed.

Table 58

Amount of Current Support Due (Form OCSE-157, line 24)

The total amount of current support by current, former and never assistance for the fiscal year for all IV-D cases. Includes total voluntary collections.

Table 59

Amount of Support Distributed as Current Support (Form OCSE-157, line 25)

The total amount of support distributed as current support during the fiscal year for all IV-D cases. Voluntary payments are considered current support and should be included even though there is no order to require payment.

Table 60

Amount of Arrearages Due (Form OCSE-157, line 26)

The total amount of arrears due and unpaid as of the end of the fiscal year for all fiscal years, including the fiscal year covered by the report. Interest and penalties on arrearages may be included.

Table 61

Total Amount of Support Distributed as Arrears (Form OCSE-157, line 27)

The total amount of support distributed this fiscal year as arrearages. This amount includes judgments ordered and paid this fiscal year for prior year support.

Table 62

Interstate - Cases Sent to Another State (Form OCSE-157, line 19)

The number of interstate cases the reporting State sent to other States during the fiscal year. Includes cases submitted for location, establishment of paternity or support order, enforcement of support, or any other IV-D activity.

Table 63

Interstate - Cases Received from Another State (Form OCSE-157, line 20)

The number of interstate cases received from another State during the fiscal year.

Table 64

Cases with Non-Cooperation and Good Cause Determination (Form OCSE-157, lines 38 and 39)

The number of IV-D TANF cases open at the end of the fiscal year in which a determination was made that the custodial parent refused to cooperate with State agencies in identifying and locating the non-custodial parent.

The number of cases open during the fiscal year in which it was determined by the State that the custodial parent has a good cause for refusing to cooperate with State agencies in identifying and locating the non-custodial parent.


[1]Arrearages due represent delinquent amounts due from all previous fiscal years.

[2] The Number of Unique Persons (NCPs and PFs) Matched is derived by unduplicating SSNs located across all data types (W4, QW, and UI)

[3]The figures for the individual participant types are unduplicated with in the category but not between the--i.e., an individual may appear in more than one category, but is only counted once within that category.