Do not determine that a pro rata share is met solely on the basis of an alleged future contribution
or an alleged future increase in contributions. Advise the claimant to report when
he or she begins contributing to the household expenses.
EXCEPTION: If the individual alleges a loan of ISM, see SI 00835.482.
EXAMPLE: Nicole Marchant, age 19, becomes entitled to SSI benefits. She lives in her parents'
home (a household of three) and receives all her food and shelter from them. She alleges
that she will start contributing toward household expenses when she receives her SSI
benefits. She says that she does not plan to pay her parents for the food and shelter
she receives from them before she actually begins receiving her SSI checks. The claims
representative instructs her to notify the field office when she starts contributing
to the household expenses so that her situation can be reevaluated. In the interim,
she is charged with the VTR.
If Ms. Marchant alleged that she intended to repay her parents for the food and shelter
she received from them, the interviewer would develop whether she had a loan of ISM,
following the procedures in SI 00835.482.