The TILA is worth up to $1,500 and helps with the costs of leaving care. It can be used to pay for a wide range of items such as payment of rental bonds, furniture, course fees and buying a car.
You and your caseworker will agree on how best to use the TILA as part of your application.
Formal care can also be known as out-of-home care. This is when a child or young person can’t live with their parents or carer. They might live with a different family or in a home for children. Formal care is where this living arrangement involves child protection services, and was ordered by a state or territory court.
Find out more about formal care on the Department of Social Services website.
You need to meet the age requirements and have left formal care or are preparing to leave.
The Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a payment of up to $1,500.
You apply for the Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) with the help of your caseworker.