means-test


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means-test

(mēnz′tĕst′)
v. means-test·ed, means-test·ing, means-tests
1. To apply a means test to or require a means test for (a governmental program, for example).
2. To subject to a means test: The board means-tests all applicants for rent control.

means-test

vb (tr)
1. (Social Welfare) to subject (a person) to a means test
2. (Social Welfare) to make (a benefit) dependent on income

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]
Translations

means-test

[ˈmiːnztest] VT this benefit is means-testedeste subsidio se otorga después de averiguar los recursos económicos del solicitante
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The PM said Labour's means-test would save the taxpayer PS75m a year or 4% of the winter fuel payment budget once administration costs were taken into account.
Under the proposed law, a person with a good lawyer could use secured debt to sneak in under the means-test threshold, while a middle-income person with few assets would have no such benefit, Rao says.
We are urging the Government to means-test university fees, as used to be the case, so those from low and middle-income families pay less for tuition.
Speaking to the media today, Mr Cheung said the Government has taken the initiative of advancing the mid-term review of the scheme and has decided to enhance its flexibility and accessibility by providing the option of an individually based means-test as an alternative to the current household based means-test.
The Government has failed to reform the unfair means-test, which takes away everything above pounds 23,250.
These savage means-test methods were forced onto shipyard/engineering workers during the pre-war slump, folks who'd been careful with their cash and bought a small home.