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2013 State by State Data on Child Support Collections

2013 State by State Data on Child Support Collections

5/20/2014

Child jumpingEach 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. During the FY2013, total child support collections increased by 1 percent to $31.9 billion. The amount distributed to children and families increased by 1.7 percent over FY2012.  Nearly 95 percent of the amount collected was distributed to the family while just 5 percent was retained by the state as reimbursement for public assistance. At the same time, caseloads and administrative expenditures decreased. In addition, child support programs remain cost effective as $5.31 is collected for every $1 spent on the child support program, an increase over 2012.

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 FY2013 Preliminary Report is available online.

State

Total Distributed Collections1

Total Amount of Arrearages2

Amount of Current Support due3

Total Caseload4

Total Administrative Expenditures5

Alabama

$292,851,132

$3,143,992,093

$431,286,947

229,281

$60,715,726

Alaska

96,778,053

589,487,005

112,343,485

48,222

29,894,746

Arizona

322,560,931

1,737,681,855

402,671,342

189,223

59,856,703

Arkansas

227,060,980

639,642,983

273,885,649

117,987

55,459,523

California

2,205,953,985

17,993,433,994

2,321,340,977

1,290,703

907,740,837

Colorado

300,914,154

1,153,093,946

379,454,739

153,171

78,270,047

Connecticut

242,343,350

1,589,423,758

302,495,688

206,221

73,001,269

Delaware

74,899,868

299,459,668

102,253,165

79,901

48,985,649

District of Columbia

48,140,992

257,173,458

63,273,002

51,166

29,747,076

Florida

1,488,746,417

7,407,508,809

2,087,249,201

854,923

254,970,362

Georgia

646,823,263

2,111,869,574

867,182,573

388,767

110,837,451

Guam

11,689,948

64,220,205

11,825,194

6,600

5,537,542

Hawaii

96,165,788

472,853,625

118,360,866

84,494

17,566,175

Idaho

159,592,372

487,413,516

201,011,809

118,318

22,393,178

Illinois

805,882,656

3,169,545,609

936,142,433

496,906

190,625,633

Indiana

568,000,950

2,299,410,218

665,250,290

300,196

93,506,857

Iowa

311,829,311

866,030,708

332,686,473

177,900

55,527,785

Kansas

188,717,689

669,234,974

241,091,849

132,594

51,133,958

Kentucky

381,686,118

1,408,994,918

501,853,293

298,928

58,627,582

Louisiana

388,552,815

1,387,509,057

516,267,132

308,573

76,231,995

Maine

98,477,135

472,751,065

113,454,174

63,455

27,441,852

Maryland

518,529,331

1,315,928,301

642,082,514

217,259

120,620,933

Massachusetts

612,779,716

2,540,123,358

727,798,179

241,259

113,306,715

Michigan

1,296,510,912

8,406,415,371

1,430,429,570

996,380

222,163,243

Minnesota

584,830,863

1,699,078,433

638,492,534

245,991

165,207,638

Mississippi

302,481,524

1,179,220,845

424,870,425

339,689

31,770,619

Missouri

571,368,166

2,132,071,701

764,248,586

363,366

81,135,427

Montana

60,812,705

146,274,186

77,567,751

39,987

15,469,434

Nebraska

203,717,713

668,166,534

236,360,914

107,409

39,742,372

Nevada

175,388,845

709,761,831

245,796,621

102,135

52,495,745

New Hampshire

82,463,070

211,128,496

100,149,677

34,834

18,333,059

New Jersey

1,140,851,723

2,996,291,962

1,511,805,071

378,013

279,470,406

New Mexico

114,839,125

712,014,475

149,897,498

66,539

42,487,221

New York

1,694,254,663

6,550,551,832

2,071,620,808

918,192

370,326,444

North Carolina

663,887,308

1,851,326,860

820,148,696

426,062

137,990,207

North Dakota

92,256,930

191,664,331

102,479,909

39,964

16,028,086

Ohio

1,704,229,238

4,762,770,056

1,958,623,701

899,150

234,292,673

Oklahoma

329,779,861

2,080,092,682

434,491,457

205,416

73,964,610

Oregon

353,042,802

1,202,954,761

447,850,304

241,155

69,804,890

Pennsylvania

1,300,546,352

951,567,199

1,331,552,102

414,282

247,505,973

Puerto Rico

332,069,166

1,243,546,963

501,650,634

227,874

41,719,672

Rhode Island

69,200,964

234,842,340

92,135,972

57,909

13,552,879

South Carolina

242,271,997

1,495,142,586

349,829,639

224,944

41,793,873

South Dakota

88,856,419

156,461,413

105,117,602

47,840

8,337,718

Tennessee

580,403,541

2,877,863,938

775,266,817

401,681

78,618,805

Texas

3,541,224,895

13,122,638,056

4,116,826,985

1,421,410

317,608,342

Utah

200,149,786

381,757,720

261,674,838

88,672

35,190,565

Vermont

45,014,073

100,000,840

52,265,980

18,772

14,467,565

Virgin Islands

7,928,193

54,876,479

12,227,398

9,232

7,262,211

Virginia

606,514,260

2,322,951,157

738,831,657

329,903

101,795,738

Washington

651,731,719

1,956,920,252

778,071,058

365,609

139,344,541

West Virginia

196,524,715

768,488,015

230,342,162

126,595

41,658,006

Wisconsin

620,140,452

2,739,958,510

680,552,713

361,223

98,464,911

Wyoming

64,331,256

165,757,490

76,588,846

32,000

8,221,160

TOTALS

28,006,600,190

116,149,340,011

33,869,028,899

15,588,775

5,588,313,627

 

[1] Source: Form OCSE-34A - Part 1, line 8, column G; Table P-4 from FY2013 Preliminary Report
[2] Source: Form OCSE-157 line 26; Table P-85 from FY2013 Preliminary Report
[3] Source: Form OCSE-157 line 24; Table P-83 from FY2013 Preliminary Report
[4] Source: Form OCSE-157, lines 1 and 3, column A; Table P-52 from FY2013 Preliminary Report
[5] Source: Form OCSE-396A, line 7, columns (A+C); Table P-43 from FY2013 Preliminary Report

About This NCSL 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 and Rachel Morgan 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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