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
see also means
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THE Government has been condemned following the BBC's decision to means-test licence fees for the elderly.
THE BBC could means-test free TV licences for the over-75s.
But it is understood that plans to means-test the subsidy by limiting free TV licences to over-75s who receive pension credit is gaining ground.
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.
There's no limitation; you get to deduct the payments on those loans." 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.
From 2020, the BBC must find the money and there are fears it will means-test OAPs.
"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."
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.
It is nearly a year since this column first aired the subversive thought that stakeholder pensions and cut-price 'Sandler-type' long-term savings may not mix well with means-test state benefits.
The Government has failed to reform the unfair means-test, which takes away everything above pounds 23,250.
The NPC says the Pension Credit, which will means-test around 5m pensioners on income and savings, is demeaning, discriminatory, unrealistic, inefficient and will also have a low take-up, meaning up to 1m pensioners may miss out.
THE Government's plan to means-test compensation payments to flood victims was branded "a disgrace" yesterday.