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An investigation into the financial well-being of a person to determine the person's eligibility for financial assistance.
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(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
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an investigation into a person's finances to determine eligibility for public assistance.
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.
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n → Einkommens- or Vermögensveranlagung f
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