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FY2005 Annual Report - Table 82

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2005
Table 82: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), PY 2005
National FPLS Statistics - Federal Offset Program (01/01/05 - 12/31/05)
Total Net Collections and % of Total $1,584,234,102 % of Total
Tax Offset 1 1,580,408,266 99.8%
Administrative Offset 1 3,825,836 0.2%
TANF 2 704,166,728 44.4%
Non-TANF 2 880,067,374 55.6%
Total Number of Offsets and % of Total 1,425,382 % of Total
Tax Offset 1 1,412,431 99.1%
Administrative Offset 1 12,951 0.9%
TANF 2 684,084 48.0%
Non-TANF 2 741,298 52.0%
Total Certified Caseload and % of Total (As of End of the PY) 7,117,310 % of Total
TANF Cases 3 3,291,680 46.2%
Non-TANF Cases 3 3,825,630 53.8%
Total Certified Arrearages and % of Total (As of End of the PY) 83,084,556,146 % of Total
TANF 37,466,143,043 45.1%
Non-TANF 45,618,413,103 54.9%
Source: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS).
1 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 (e.g., 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.
2 The TANF and Non-TANF figures add up to the Total figures and include both Tax and Administrative Offsets.
3 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 are as follows: In TANF or Title IV-E Foster Care cases: the amount of past-due support must be at least $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.