Incentive Payments

Incentive payments are a one time monetary reward for a youth, based on accomplishments achieved from the time Independent Living services are initiated at age 16 until the youth leaves care. The incentive payment is the total of monetary rewards for all the youth’s accomplishments in categories related to education, employment, volunteerism, placement stability, life skills development, and future planning. The incentive payment reward is calculated as part of an exit interview conducted by the youth’s Child Welfare worker with the youth shortly before he or she leaves care.

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