Characteristics of Families Using Title IV-D Services in 1999 and 2001. Agreement/Receipt Status

10/01/2003

Over three-quarters of all IV-D families had child support agreements in place in 2001, while 47 percent of IV-D families reported the receipt of some amount of child support payment (Table 8). Families receiving no child support payments made up a majority of both the IV-D and non IV-D populations, however, those families participating in the IV-D program were more likely to have a child support agreement (68 percent as compared to 50 percent) and to receive some payment (47 percent as compared to 36 percent). IV-D families receiving no public assistance were more likely to have both an agreement and receipt of payment (58 percent) than IV-D families reporting receipt of TANF (28 percent) or other government assistance (35 percent).

TABLE 8:
AGREEMENT/RECEIPT STATUS & RECEIPT OF PUBLIC ASSISTANCE(1)
OF CSE ELIGIBLE FAMILIES: 2001
NUMBER
Agreement/Receipt All CSE Eligible Families TANF Cash Assistance Non-TANF Assistance Only No Public Assistance
TOTAL 13,382,897 1,024,125 4,034,277 8,324,495
Agreement/Receipt 5,278,571 290,728 1,376,646 3,611,197
Agreement/No Receipt 2,871,130 311,696 973,853 1,585,581
No Agreement/Receipt 427,769 69,406 159,539 198,824
No Agreement/No Receipt 4,805,427 352,294 1,524,239 2,928,894
 
IV-D Yes 8,027,892 1,024,125 3,740,188 3,263,579
Agreement/Receipt 3,495,255 290,728 1,297,855 1,906,671
Agreement/No Receipt 1,975,866 311,696 913,306 750,865
No Agreement/Receipt 272,748 69,406 152,520 50,821
No Agreement/No Receipt 2,284,023 352,294 1,376,507 555,221
 
IV-D No 5,355,005 0 294,089 5,060,916
Agreement/Receipt 1,783,317 0 78,791 1,704,525
Agreement/No Receipt 895,263 0 60,547 834,716
No Agreement/Receipt 155,021 0 7,019 148,002
No Agreement/No Receipt 2,521,404 0 147,732 2,373,672
PERCENTAGE
Agreement/Receipt All CSE Eligible Families TANF Cash Assistance Non-TANF Assistance Only No Public Assistance
TOTAL 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Agreement/Receipt 39.4% 28.4% 34.1% 43.4%
Agreement/No Receipt 21.5% 30.4% 24.1% 19.0%
No Agreement/Receipt 3.2% 6.8% 4.0% 2.4%
No Agreement/No Receipt 35.9% 34.4% 37.8% 35.2%
 
IV-D Yes 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Agreement/Receipt 43.5% 28.4% 34.7% 58.4%
Agreement/No Receipt 24.6% 30.4% 24.4% 23.0%
No Agreement/Receipt 3.4% 6.8% 4.1% 1.6%
No Agreement/No Receipt 28.5% 34.4% 36.8% 17.0%
 
IV-D No 100.0% N/A 100.0% 100.0%
Agreement/Receipt 33.3% N/A 26.8% 33.7%
Agreement/No Receipt 16.7% N/A 20.6% 16.5%
No Agreement/Receipt 2.9% N/A 2.4% 2.9%
No Agreement/No Receipt 47.1% N/A 50.2% 46.9%
(1) Public assistance is defined as TANF cash asst., Medicaid, food stamps, housing subsidy and/or SSI.
SOURCE: CPS/CSS Match File, March/April 2002.