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FY2011 Annual Report - Table 93

Office of Child Support Enforcement

Published: December 1, 2011
Table 93: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS), 2011*
NATIONAL FPLS STATISTICS - FEDERAL OFFSET PROGRAM Total Net Collections Percent of Total
Total Net Collections and Percent of Total $2,371,587,991  
Offset 1/ $2,362,562,931 99.6 %
Administrative Offset 1/ $9,025,060 0.4 %
TANF 2/ $637,402,031 26.9 %
Non-TANF 2/ $1,734,185,960 73.1 %
Total Number of Offsets and Percent of Total 1,661,732  
Tax Offset 1/ 1,640,356 98.7 %
Administrative Offset 1/ 21,376 1.3 %
TANF2/ 504,709 30.4 %
Non-TANF 2/ 1,157,023 69.6 %
Total Certified Caseload and Percent of Total (As of End of the PY) 8,031,462  
TANF Cases 3/ 2,821,420 35.1 %
Non-TANF Cases 3/ 5,210,042 64.9 %
Total Certified Arrearages and Percent of Total (As of End of the PY) $109,259,789,165  
TANF $31,275,725,962 28.6 %
Non-TANF $77,984,063,203 71.4 %
Source: Federal Parent Locator Service (FPLS)  
*PY- Processing Year, the calendar year the collections actually took place.
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.