TILA is a one-off payment from the Australian Government to help young people who are leaving out-of-home care.
It provides a contribution of up to $1,500 towards the costs involved in moving to independent living.
They will also help in the decision-making process on what can be purchased with the funds.
TILA is paid as a lump sum (up to $1,500) or in up to 6 instalments (minimum of $250 per application). Funds are transferred to the case worker’s organisation and they will make purchases on a young person’s behalf.
See full TILA eligibility criteria on the DSS website.
Young people who think they are eligible should speak with their case worker or call the Leaving Care Hotline on 1300 532 846.
This plan will include personal goals and the supports needed to achieve them.
Case workers will assist in developing a plan.
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