Many, if not most, people who route out of the SO or are FBed out aren't given a dime. I don't know when this "severance check" thing started but at the time I left no one I knew who left was given any money. I was on the org's FP committee. If people were being given money to leave my org you can guarantee it would be the org's FP that would have to cover it. I would have known about it. I left in 1996, so this practice of the check when you're heading out the door must be recent. Of course, I blew, so my personal situation would be irrelevant. But other exes I know of who were in and who left when I did or before were not given any money by Scientology.