FAQs

Q. Who is eligible for ILP funds?

A. Youth ages 16 up to 21 are eligible for ILP services that were (1) in a foster care placement between 16-18, (2) under a KinGAP guardianship or (3) under a non-related legal guardianship granted by dependency court on or after the 8th birthday or (4) adopted after the age of 16. Only an ILP/Transition Coordinator can confirm ILP eligibility.


Q. What can I get from ILP?

A. All ILP assistance is based on verified unmet need. Assistance is provided in the areas such as education, employment, transportation, life skills training and housing.


Q. Where can I go to get help from ILP?

A. If your case is open, start with your CSW or DPO. If your case if closed, you can contact the closest ILP/Transition Coordinator.


Q. Who do I call to learn more about ILP?

A. Check out our Contact Us page or call 1(877) 694-5741 or (213) 351-0100.


Q. How do I request ILP help or services?

A. If your case is open, start with your CSW or DPO. If your case if closed, you can contact the closest ILP/Transition Coordinator. Your ILP/Transition Coordinator will be able to tell you what services are available and what you need to do to request help.


Q. My case is closed. Can I still get help?

A. Yes, an ILP eligible youth can request assistance up until their 21st birthday.


Q. I get student financial aid, can I still get help?

A. Yes. Talk with your ILP/Transition Coordinator about what services may be available to you.


Q. I work full-time. Can I still get help?

A. Yes. Talk with your ILP/Transition Coordinator about what services may be available to you.


Q. How soon will I receive my check?

A. Once you have submitted all your paperwork and your request has been approved, you should get your check within 4 weeks.


Q. How soon will I receive my MTA TAP card (annual bus pass)?

A. Once you have submitted all your paperwork, your TAP card should be ready for pick-up within 4 weeks.


Q. Where do I pick up my MTA TAP card (annual bus pass)?

A. Your TAP card can be picked up at the Metroplex office:

Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90010
TAP service is available Monday- Friday, 9am -12pm and 1pm – 4pm

Q. Who should I talk to about housing programs?

A. If your case is open, start with your CSW or DPO. If your case if closed, you can contact the closest ILP/Transition Coordinator.

You can also contact DCFS Housing Coordinator Greg Breuer at 213-351-0187 or Probation Housing Coordinator John Thompson at 213-351-0156.

Q. Who can I talk to if I need emergency resources after business hours?

A. Call 211 or go to: https://www.211la.org/youth-portal/ or https://www.211la.org/


Q. Who can I call with questions about my SILP payment?

A. You can call the Foster Care Hotline at 1-800-697-4444.




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