Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a one off payment of up to $1,500 from the Australian Government to help people transition to independence. The payment helps eligible young people cover some basic costs as they leave out-of-home care.
Young people aged between 15 to 25 years who are leaving or have already left formal out-of-home care may be eligible for the TILA. TILA is also for young people who continue to live with their foster carers after their care order expires.
The payment can be used to buy items such as a fridge or couch, pay for counselling, education and training courses, medical expenses, a drivers licence or any other items or services agreed between the young person and their case worker.
Go to www.dss.gov.au/TILA to see the latest information about how to apply for TILA.