The December issue looks at the work states face to deal with the health care needs of an aging population and new approaches to teacher evaluations.
Updated January 2013
NCSL received preliminary information about 2011 State Child Support Collection Rates. States collected $32.8 billion in child support payments in FY 2011. The national collection rate for FY 2011 was 62.4 percent of all support due. Twenty-one states collected child support at levels above the national collection rate, and twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia collected support below the national collection rate.
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 information from state-submitted reports detailing program status. Below is a table listing each state, district or territory, arrearages for all fiscal years, total caseload and administrative expenditures for 2011. The complete report is available online.
State/ District/ Territory
District of Columbia
 Source: Form OCSE-34A - Part 1, line 8, column G.
 Source: Form OCSE-157 line 26.
 Source: Form OCSE-157 line 24.
 Source: Form OCSE-157 lines 1 and 3, column A. Data reliability for FY 2011 is unknown at this time.
 Source: Form OCSE-396A line 7, columns (A + C).
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. 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 email@example.com.
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., Sheri Steisel and Emily Wengrovius can be reached at (202) 624-5400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The child support project and D.C. human services staff receive guidance and support from NCSL's Human Services and Welfare Standing Committee.
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