Value of One-Third Reduction (VTR) Rule

An in-kind support and maintenance rule that says that the most you can get in SSI benefits goes down by one-third if:
  • You live in somebody else’s household, and
  • Somebody in that household helps with both food and shelter.

If you get help paying for food and/or shelter, but the VTR rule does not apply, then the Presumed Maximum Value (PMV) rule may apply instead.