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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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Translations

means test

nEinkommens- or Vermögensveranlagung f
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means test

n (Admin) → accertamento dei redditi (per concedere di prestito)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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So to cut benefits without imposing a means test is quite honestly the only way the Government can proceed.
Angie McCormack, project development officer for the forum, said England should follow Northern Ireland and get rid of the means test.
The Criminal Defence Service (CDS) Bill introduces a new means test for criminal cases in the magistrates' courts.
Chancellor Gordon Brown's bright young men talk about "the stigmatising means test".
In an April 1992 article for The Atlantic Monthly, entitled "The Next New Deal," Neil Howe and I sketched out a proposal for a "global means test" that, had it been enacted at the time, would have saved $149 billion over five years.
Wealthy Gordon Brown, when Chancellor, didn't means test himself when he claimed Baby Bonds for his own children's tax-free trust funds to give them a good start in life at 18.
Many of them have to face the means test in order to have an extra pound or two to help them out.
The old means test was a way of assessing how much parents of disabled children need to pay towards housing adaptations.
Any of them who saves now for their old age risks falling foul of the means test, perhaps marginally, and ending up with nothing to show for their saving.
David Cameron dismissed calls to means test for free TV licences, bus passes, prescriptions, eye tests and the winter fuel allowance, saying it would produce "only very, very small savings".
Firstly, the means test should be abolished (following the lead of Northern Ireland).