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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

means test

n (Admin) → accertamento dei redditi (per concedere di prestito)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Means tests reduce payments for those with wealth or income above certain levels.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said Labour would use means tests if they win the election.
These means tests would reduce total lifetime household benefits by 7 to 9 percentage points.
WHY in Britain are governments, particularly this one, so keen on their beloved means tests?
Mr Brown's big idea for making pensions affordable is to subject them to a means tests which now govern the amount the state pays to 45 per cent of all pensioners.
To add insult to financial injury, the law has recently been changed in Scotland and Northern Ireland to abolish such means tests.
It should be free for all without means tests. If you pay your taxes you should be looked after.
"Our reimbursement advocates don't do financial investigations or administer means tests. They use financial information taken over the phone.
The two bills use different means tests to determine when a debtor is ineligible for Chapter 7.