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FY2002 Annual Report to Congress

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2002
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

Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Division of Planning, Research and Evaluation

Introduction

The following Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) Annual Statistical Report includes statistical and financial information on the child support program for fiscal year 2002, and in some cases for fiscal years 1998 through 2002. The information was taken from reports submitted by states on a quarterly basis for financial data and annually for statistical data. This report includes program charts and graphs; nationwide, regional, state and incentive boxscores; and state-by-state tables for the 1998 through 2002 period.

Additionally, this report shows that total collections increased nationally from fiscal year 1998 to fiscal year 2002. Collections reached $20.1 billion in fiscal year 2002, a 40.3 percent increase from fiscal year 1998. Also, total expenditures for the program increased to $5.2 billion in fiscal year 2002, an increase of 44.6 percent from fiscal year 1998. Of this total, the Federal share was $3.4 billion and the state share was $1.8 billion. Other notable changes include:

  • A total of 1.5 million paternities were established or acknowledged in fiscal year 2002, an increase of 4.4 percent over fiscal year 1998;
  • More than 1.2 million support orders were established, an increase of 6.3 percent from fiscal year 1998 to fiscal year 2002;
  • Total caseload in fiscal year 2002 was over 16.0 million, the second decrease in two years; and
  • The CSE program collected $326,000 for each full-time equivalent staff member during fiscal year 2002, compared to $313,000 the program collected for each full-time equivalent staff member a year ago.

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of CSE Program Charts and Graphs
Regional Box Scores
State Box Scores
State-by-State Incentive Box Scores

Glossary of Financial and Statistical Terms

OCSE-157 Report
OCSE-34A Report
OCSE-396A Report

OCSE Data Report forms are available on the OCSE web site at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/cse/forms/