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1.1.T.145 Transition to Independent Living Allowance (TILA)

Definition

TILA provides one-off financial support to the value of $1,500 for young people aged 15 to 25 years who are about to exit, or have exited formal or court ordered care. TILA is designed to assist with some of the costs associated with making the transition from care arrangements to independent living. It provides practical support to young people leaving care, enabling them to establish links in accordance with their transition plans and pursue pathways to, for example, education, employment, stable housing and health services. For more information, visit the TILA page on the DSS website.

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