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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Yet this dreadful Tory Government plans to means test Universal Credit which could see a million more children not getting free school meals (Mirror, Dec 19).
In a surprising announcement during the election campaign - which may have cost many votes - Conservatives said they wanted to include houses in the means test.
The MUSSS was launched in July 2014 to provide financial support by way of subsidy through a means test (means-tested subsidy) to Hong Kong students pursuing undergraduate studies in designated Mainland institutions, numbering up to 156 institutions in the 2017/18 academic year.
The distributional consequences of means testing are sensitive to the way the means test is designed.
We also find that the measure of means used to evaluate the effects of a means test makes a considerable difference as to how one would view the effects of the means test on the distribution of benefits.
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.