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FY2002 and FY2003 Annual Report - Table 75

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2003
Table 75: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) - Processing Years 2002 - 2003 Reports
National FPLS Statistics - Federal Offset Program PY 2002 (01/01/02 - 12/31/02) PY 2003 (01/01/03 - 12/31/03)
Total Net Collections $1,455,554,972 % of Total $1,553,949,260 % of Total
Tax Offset 6 $1,452,624,736 99.8% $1,550,831,392 99.8%
Administrative Offset 6 $2,930,236 0.2% $3,117,868 0.2%
TANF 7 $771,214,761 53.0% $765,715,638 49.3%
Non-TANF 7 $684,340,211 47.0% $788,233,622 50.7%
Total Number of Offsets and % of Total 1,412,976 % of Total 1,622,198 % of Total
Tax Offset 6 1,402,206 99.2% 1,611,273 99.3%
Administrative Offset 6 10,770 0.8% 10,925 0.7%
TANF 7 779,598 55.2% 834,998 51.5%
Non-TANF 7 633,378 44.8% 787,200 48.5%
Total Certified Caseload and % of Total (As of End of the PY) 6,764,803 % of Total 6,944,128 % of Total
TANF Cases 8 3,230,069 47.7% 3,265,440 47.0%
Non-TANF Cases 8 3,534,734 52.3% 3,678,688 53.0%
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 collections.
7 The TANF and Non-TANF figures add up to the Total figures and include both Tax and Administrative Offset collections.
8A 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 child 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.