means test


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means test

(mēnz)
n.
An investigation into the financial well-being of a person to determine the person's eligibility for financial assistance.

means test

n
(Social Welfare) a test involving the checking of a person's income to determine whether he qualifies for financial or social aid from a government. Compare needs test
ˈmeans-tested adj

means′ test`


n.
an investigation into a person's finances to determine eligibility for public assistance.
[1925–30]

means′-test`


v.t.
1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: The government proposes to means-test Medicare.
v.i.
2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means-testing.
[1960–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.means test - an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aidmeans test - an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid
enquiry, inquiry - a systematic investigation of a matter of public interest
Translations

means test

nEinkommens- or Vermögensveranlagung f

means test

n (Admin) → accertamento dei redditi (per concedere di prestito)
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A means test is a determination of whether an individual or family is eligible for government assistance, based on whether the individual or family has income and/or assets that fall below specified thresholds.
David Cameron dismissed calls to means test for free TV licences, bus passes, prescriptions, eye tests and the winter fuel allowance, saying it would produce "only very, very small savings".
There was going to be some kind of reference to not reversing George Osborne's new means test on child benefit.
Peter Hain criticised Ed Balls' plans to means test heating allowance
For example a couple who receive PS650 occupational pension and PS550 state retirement pension per month without the means test may lose some or all of the PS650 with the means test.
And it said there were no plans to change the thresholds at which parents would start to lose the payouts, threatening to mean more and more would be caught by the means test.
Future pay rises would then be subject to a means test.
TT also complained that Merton had departed from the recommended means test in several ways, each variation producing a result less favourable to special guardians.
She said the tiny payment was decided upon after a means test that ranks how much their partner makes and the assets they own.
The means test, (5) contained in section 707(b)(2), creates a mathematical formula under which abuse may be presumed, creating a basis for dismissal under section 707 (b)(1).
In 25 years' time, according to Kevin Wesbroom at the actuaries Hewitt Associates - one pensioner in three will still have to pass a means test.
To determine the means test, a bankruptcy court is authorized to use IRS-published expense standards; however, these standards are for tax purposes only and may differ from those established by a bankruptcy court.