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The Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA) is a one-off payment of up to $1,500 per person to help you get the best possible start when leaving care.

You can access the funding if you are aged between 15-25 years. TILA helps you achieve your care plan goals by providing you with money to put towards such things as rent, education or training, life skills or health.

Your caseworker will apply for TILA on your behalf. You must have a leaving care plan in place in order to claim TILA.

For more information about claiming TILA, contact your caseworker or the agency that is managing, or has managed, your out-of-home care placement. If you are unable to speak with your previous agency, you can contact a Specialist Aftercare service.

For other information about Centrelink Allowances, payments for students and trainees and other financial support options see Finance support and entitlements.

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Last updated: 08 Jan 2019