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What is a TILP?

The Transitional Independent Living Plan or “TILP” is a document that that provides the basis for all of the financial benefits and services you will receive as part of ILP (like housing, college financial aid, tutoring, and work clothes).  The TILP is created at a meeting with your CSW and you have the right to invite anyone who may help you complete a detailed TILP.  Click here for a blank TILP and click here for a sample completed TILP.

NOTE: California law requires that every foster youth in out-of-home care participate in developing a TILP beginning at age 16.  However, it is Los Angeles County DCFS policy that foster youth participate in developing a TILP starting at age 14.  You CSW is required to have an in-person meeting with you every 6 months. The TILP must be attached to the court report at each status review hearing.   

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