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2012 State by State Child Support Collections

2012 State by State Child Support Collections

1/14/2014

Each year, the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) releases a report detailing information about financial and statistical program achievements based on quarterly and annual data. OCSE compiles this information from status reports submitted by states and tribes detailing program performance. For FY 2012, total collections of child support reached $31.6 billion, an increase of 1.4 percent from FY 2011.

Below is a table listing total distributed collections, total amount of arrearages, total amount of current support due, total caseload, and total administrative expenditures by state, territory, or district. The complete OCSE 2012 Preliminary Report is available online.

State:  Total Distributed Collections1 Total Amount of Arrearages2 Amount of Current Support due3 Total Caseload4 Total Administrative Expenditures5: 
Alabama $290,572,812 $2,999,513,024 $420,246,094 232,788 $66,341,149
Alaska 99,583,102 578,024,832 108,621,352 47,844 28,139,702
Arizona 323,093,647 1,742,245,152 414,874,207 192,318 62,405,289
Arkansas 219,645,476 626,335,143 265,816,491 119,558 51,255,627
California 2,208,751,449 18,272,121,258 2,343,209,865 1,332,942 932,703,797
Colorado 293,245,061 1,117,311,210 369,119,659 152,190 77,828,008
Connecticut 245,369,851 1,570,937,903 308,030,240 202,736 69,637,919
Delaware 74,451,056 289,191,325 101,629,405 77,495 47,356,832
District of Columbia 50,365,472 264,587,126 65,362,934 50,273 30,144,474
Florida 1,466,273,345 7,729,826,696 2,193,591,448 942,504 270,554,944
Georgia 647,282,139 2,054,710,265 839,490,358 394,909 104,846,968
Guam 13,534,698 65,096,617 11,734,783 6,452 5,445,764
Hawaii 96,191,283 461,554,736 115,508,264 86,136 19,048,930
Idaho 151,981,715 477,582,633 196,690,802 119,418 22,825,157
Illinois 802,971,010 3,109,739,898 937,652,192 496,314 199,084,450
Indiana 580,545,272 2,337,138,592 717,881,297 336,696 98,517,321
Iowa 313,319,066 881,532,086 335,445,047 179,290 55,759,654
Kansas 189,363,684 632,360,013 235,870,822 132,519 55,383,143
Kentucky 389,349,338 1,377,941,569 500,936,200 299,818 69,559,996
Louisiana 380,063,605 1,314,000,324 499,293,747 301,703 78,441,279
Maine 99,657,835 466,488,976 116,237,883 64,560 28,152,182
Maryland 514,934,157 1,312,588,211 640,765,468 220,575 132,918,332
Massachusetts 604,380,725 2,510,867,016 714,498,229 242,531 106,995,484
Michigan 1,320,275,023 4,759,016,619 1,457,039,401 1,005,639 227,004,454
Minnesota 582,324,840 1,693,674,894 639,787,122 245,782 172,249,159
Mississippi 299,798,756 1,065,895,139 410,050,556 326,752 30,621,901
Missouri 573,548,550 2,075,215,631 762,665,459 359,994 81,276,606
Montana 59,935,863 142,649,446 76,121,727 40,019 14,965,112
Nebraska 200,318,373 647,145,943 233,543,441 108,005 36,665,117
Nevada 171,931,117 727,244,840 251,739,754 103,109 49,896,313
New Hampshire 83,176,973 206,842,340 101,268,408 34,587 19,204,227
New Jersey 1,131,352,192 2,881,096,009 1,496,550,303 389,665 277,488,617
New Mexico 112,170,094 679,566,560 143,935,859 66,554 40,813,099
New York 1,703,265,881 6,375,563,969 2,054,101,322 930,517 371,975,259
North Carolina 662,096,486 1,826,067,204 827,094,356 431,576 153,143,868
North Dakota 89,592,169 188,068,492 97,570,081 40,591 14,927,364
Ohio 1,697,143,384 4,655,968,280 1,971,697,107 925,740 237,619,155
Oklahoma 315,117,057 1,974,426,621 412,721,769 202,313 75,262,245
Oregon 349,474,272 1,178,794,278 488,276,682 229,449 68,432,876
Pennsylvania 1,320,237,119 984,030,380 1,345,102,053 421,344 237,917,566
Puerto Rico 336,840,678 1,168,843,858 502,385,903 232,629 35,631,052
Rhode Island 66,339,200 221,151,048 87,889,971 58,034 14,338,247
South Carolina 255,318,273 1,425,979,051 351,671,329 219,308 57,056,971
South Dakota 86,280,610 147,533,455 101,355,120 46,735 7,787,780
Tennessee 555,988,101 2,807,302,734 772,694,767 421,195 82,279,486
Texas 3,320,420,591 12,184,536,533 3,846,510,486 1,345,121 312,592,587
Utah 194,717,309 368,088,678 253,572,410 87,750 32,538,056
Vermont 45,987,161 98,131,227 53,807,143 19,930 13,826,843
Virgin Islands 8,186,414 53,725,697 12,969,908 8,916 5,742,341
Virginia 606,627,426 2,275,440,366 736,005,908 332,928 94,477,219
Washington 644,113,060 1,927,981,276 776,231,839 366,135 135,600,312
West Virginia 195,410,794 759,485,480 228,738,291 125,120 41,677,147
Wisconsin 611,876,491 2,693,198,310 676,872,586 357,070 95,638,999
Wyoming 64,255,732 164,610,621 74,697,641 33,064 9,231,218
TOTALS $27,719,045,787 $114,558,969,584 $33,657,175,186 15,831,904

$5,661,227,597

 
[1] Source: Form OCSE-34A - Part 1, line 8, column G; Table P-4 from FY2012 Preliminary Report
[2] Source: Form OCSE-157 line 26; Table P-18 from FY2012 Preliminary Report
[3] Source: Form OCSE-157 line 24; Table P-16 from FY2012 Preliminary Report
[4] Source: Form OCSE-157 lines 1 and 3, column A; Table P-9 from FY2012 Preliminary Report
[5] Source: Form OCSE-396A line 7, columns (A + C); Table P-25 from FY2012 Preliminary Report

 

About This Project

NCSL staff in D.C. and Denver can provide comprehensive, thorough, and timely information on critical child support policy issues. We provide services to legislators and staff working to improve state policies affecting children and their families. NCSL's online clearinghouse for state legislators includes resources on child support police, financing, laws, research and promicing practices. Technical assistance visits to states are available to any state legisalture that would like training or assistance related to this topic.  

The Denver-based child support project staff focuses on state policy, tracking legislation and providing research and policy analysis, consultation, and technical assistance specifically geared to the legislative audience. Denver staff can be reached at (303) 364-7700 or cyf-info@ncsl.org.

NCSL staff in Washington, D.C. track and analyze federal legislation and policy and represent state legislatures on child support issues before Congress and the Administration. In D.C., Joy Johnson Wilson (joy.wilson@ncsl.org) and Rachel Morgan (rachel.morgan@ncsl.org) can be reached at (202) 624-5400.

The child support project and D.C. human services staff receive guidance and support from NCSL's Standing Committee on Health & Human Services.

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