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Child Support Enforcement Collections
  FFY 2009 FFY 2010 FFY 2011 FFY 2012 FFY 2013 FFY 2014 FFY 2015
Total Collections $255,376,542 $259,727,394 $261,842,497 $259,966,343 $252,296,064 $269,583,070 $289,195,019
For TANF Cases 15,598,129 16,814,160 18,362,296 16,964,359 14,024,504 14,117,857 15,409,092
For Non-TANF Cases 239,778,413 242,913,234 243,480,201 243,001,984 238,271,506 255,465,213 273,785,926



Average Child Support Obligation Per Case
  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
TANF Cases $224/month1 $231/month3 $237/month5 $246/month7 $245/month9 $251/month11 $214/month13
Non-TANF Cases $281/month2 $286/month4 $288/month6 $293/month8 $298/month10 $301/month12 $285/month14
1 As of September 30, 2009
2 As of October 31, 2009
3 As of September 30, 2010
4 As of October 31, 2010
13 As of September 30, 2015
5 As of September 30, 2011
6 As of September 30, 2011
7 As of September 30, 2012
8 As of June 30, 2012
14 As of September 30, 2015
9 As of September 30, 2013
10 As of June 30, 2013
11 As of September 30,2014
12 As of June 30, 2014


Number of Child Support Cases Open at End of FFY
  FFY 2009 FFY 2010 FFY 2011 FFY 2012 FFY 2013 FFY 2014 FFY 2015
Total Cases 224,032  232,650  223,218  219,308  224,944  200,444  190,138 
TANF Cases 35,312  35,655  32,803  27,278  25,979  23,492  22,689 
Non-TANF Cases 188,720  196,995  190,415  192,030  198,965  176,952  167,449 



Significant Case Activity
  FFY 2009 FFY 2010 FFY 2011 FFY 2012 FFY 2013 FFY 2014 FFY 2015
Cases Opened During FFY
                TANF
                Non-TANF
30,798
13,164
17,634
30,065
13,449
16,616
27,807
12,187
15,620
28,601
11,755
16,846
26,143
10,095
16,048
20,478
9,665
10,813
19,800
10,592
9,208
Absent Parents Located
                TANF
                Non-TANF
26,589
10,647
15,942
25,067
10,066
15,001
24,478
9,343
15,135
21,986
7,435
14,551
23,523
7,178
16,345
25,014
6,987
18,027
29,276
8,243
21,033
Paternities Established or Acknowledged 26,592 26,447 25,720 26,355 24,721 24,908 23,796
Support Orders Established
                TANF
                Non-TANF
13,140
3,508
9,632
13,419
3,883
9,536
12,307
3,397
8,910
11,214
2,552
8,662
9,675
1,944
7,731
11,910
2,653
9,257
12,492
3,033
9,459


FFYFederal Fiscal Year (For example, FFY 2015 is from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015.)
TANFTemporary Assistance for Needy Families




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