Baton Rouge, Louisiana -- Disaster payments from the BP oil spill are being intercepted by the state from those who are behind in their child support.

The Advocate reported Monday that $5.5 million has been seized so far. Lisa Andry of the Department of Children and Family Services, said that names of about 9,400 people owing $101 million in child support have been found among those applying for BP disaster payments.

Andry says there have been very few complaints among parents who saw their disaster payments diverted. The largest individual seizure was just over $33,000.

So far, the Gulf Coast Claims Facility has paid more than $5 billion to individuals. Louisiana has a backlog of $1.2 billion in unpaid child support.

Andry also said the state also is preparing to implement a law taking casino winnings from those behind on their child support payments. Winnings of $1,200 or more can be intercepted. The threshold for federal tax reporting requirements is $1,200. Casinos lock slot machines when a jackpot of that amount is won and ask the winner to fill out paperwork.

The state will start the program at Hollywood Casino this month. The program should be at all state-licensed casinos within a month, Andry said.