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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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By means testing low-income families who are on the unworkable Universal Credit, one million children could be set to lose out on free school meals.
Means testing can, however, be implemented in various ways, and as Alan Gustman, Thomas Steinmeier, and Nahid Tabatabai demonstrate in Distributional Effects of Means Testing Social Security: Income Versus Wealth (NBER Working Paper No.
Setting aside concerns over the appropriateness of the attachement of that term to the benefits referred to in his letter he must surely be aware that the introduction of means testing will inevitably lead to those whose income and assets marginally exceed whatever threshold may be set finding themselves seriously and unjustifiably out of pocket.
This paper examines the distributional implications of introducing additional means testing of Social Security benefits where proceeds are used to help balance Social Security's finances.
CLEVELAND'S Police and Crime Commissioner is urging people to sign an online petition to stop the means testing of women trying to seek help for domestic abuse.
Having been a socialist since I was about ten, that would be in 1940, I have always been against means testing, both in principle and practice.
This rate holds despite the means testing of the private health insurance rebate.
Now there seems to be at last a ray of hope, as others are seeing the need for means testing.
PAUL BURSTOW MP (Lib Dem) advocates means testing winter fuel payments.
She said it would leave them dependant on means testing and facing having no income at all if their partner was earning.
It is estimated that Crown Court Means Testing will deliver savings of pounds 50m in Legal Aid every year.