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FY2009 Annual Report Table 98

Published: December 1, 2009
Table 98: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), PY 2009
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS
(01/01/09 - 12/31/09)
Federal OFFSET PROGRAM Amount % of Total
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 TANF or non-TANF debts. The criteria for certification of a debt for Federal Income Tax Refund Offset are as follows:

In TANF or Title IV-E foster care cases: the amount of past-due support must be at least $150.

In Non-TANF or Medicaid-only cases: the amount of past-due support must be at least $500.

The criteria for certification of a debt for Administrative Offset is the amount of past-due support must be at least $25.
Total Net Collections $2,191,021,733  
Tax Offset 1 $2,071,699,239 94.6%
Administrative Offset 1 $119,322,494 5.4%
TANF 2 $685,345,845 31.3%
Non-TANF 2 $1,505,675,888 68.7%
Total Number of Offsets and Percent of Total 2,067,432  
Tax Offset 1 1,596,159 77.2%
Administrative Offset 1 471,273 22.8%
TANF 2 794,487 38.4%
Non-TANF 2 1,272,945 61.6%
Total Certified Caseload (As of End of the PY) 7,942,244  
TANF Cases 3 2,948,714 37.1%
Non-TANF Cases 3 4,993,530 62.9%
Total Certified Arrearages (As of End of the PY) $106,081,630,501  
TANF $34,180,116,787 32.2%
Non-TANF $71,901,513,714 67.8%