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FY2002 Annual Report - Table 72

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2002
Table 72: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS) Processing Years 2001 - 2002 Reports
National FPLS Statistics PY 2001 PY 2002
Federal Offset Program 01/01/01 - 12/31/01 01/01/02 - 12/31/02
Total Net Collections and % of Total $1,647,910,099 % of Total $1,455,554,972 % of Total
Tax Offset 6 $1,645,298,004 99.8% $1,452,624,736 99.8%
Administrative Offset 6 $2,612,095 0.2% $2,930,236 0.2%
TANF 7 $927,540,003 56.3% $771,214,761 53.0%
Non-TANF 7 $720,370,096 43.7% $684,340,211 47.0%
Total Number of Offsets and % of Total 2,209,832 % of Total 1,412,976 % of Total
Tax Offset 6 2,199,400 99.5% 1,402,206 99.2%
Administrative Offset 6 10,432 0.5% 10,770 0.8%
TANF 7 1,267,457 57.4% 779,598 55.2%
Non-TANF 7 942,375 42.6% 633,378 44.8%
Total Certified Caseload and % of Total 6,611,083 % of Total 6,764,803 % of Total
(As of End of the PY)
TANF Cases 8 3,237,623 49.0% 3,230,069 47.7%
Non-TANF Cases 8 3,373,460 51.0% 3,534,734 52.3%
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 collections.
7 The TANF and Non-TANF figures add up to the Total figures and include both Tax and Administrative Offset collections.
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 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.