Information for Non-parent Carers
Moving to independence can be a positive time in a young person’s life. This information has been provided to assist you as the young person’s carer, to support them in this important transition, regardless of if they move out to their own place or remain living with you.
The young person will need to work with their caseworker to help them apply for TILA to ensure the purchases meet the young person’s needs as set out in their leaving care plan. If the young person doesn’t have a caseworker, contact your local state government department for child protection who can provide further assistance.
There may also be other support services available to the young person in your care.
Contact DSS at TILA@dss.gov.au if you have any questions regarding TILA.