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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)
References in periodicals archive ?
WORKERS are up in arms after it was revealed Fine Gael is formulating plans which could see the State pension being means tested.
Social care is means tested, so that people who have assets of PS23,250 or more are expected to pay for it.
YOUR correspondent EG suggests the need for "freebies" to be means tested.
Currently, women who are employed are means tested at the point which they try to access safety, resulting in many expected to fund themselves in refuges at a cost of between PS100 and PS250 per week.
If you say one universal benefit should henceforth be means tested, how do you defend carrying on with the others being free?
In those days all sorts of things were means tested, and of course health provision was in private hands.
Forty-two years ago, this magazine ran the first of many articles and Tilting items urging that Social Security be means tested. In 1985, Robert Kuttner and I debated this issue--I was for, he was against--in Mother Jones and at Harvard's Institute of Politics.
The basic annual non means tested, non repayable Bursary for Nurses and Midwives entering training from 2012 and beyond will be reduced from Au6055 to Au5165 per annum
Officers have decided that the following arrangements will apply in Wales from September 2012: New students will receive a non-means tested grant of pounds 1,000; A means tested bursary of up to pounds 4,395 and access to a maintenance loan of up to pounds 2,324.
Anna Wakely, a pensioner from the Brickhouse Elderly Group, Rowley Regis, said the bus pass should not be means tested.