means-testing

means-testing
means-test ˈmeans-test noun [countable]
an official check in order to find out if someone is poor enough to receive welfare benefit S (= payments from the state when you are ill, without work etc):

• He has made proposals for means-tests for Social Security recipients.

— means-tested adjective :

• spending on `means-tested' programs for low income Americans

— means-testing noun [uncountable] :

• We will ensure that the basic state pension is paid as of right and end means-testing for our poorest senior citizens.

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means-testing UK US /ˈmiːnzˌtestɪŋ/ noun [U] GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
the measuring of people's income in order to decide who gets money from the government for medical care, education, legal services, etc. or how much people get: »

The government may introduce means-testing for eligibility for a state pension.

abolish/end/abandon means-testing »

Ending means-testing would make the system easier to administer.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • means-test — /meenz test /, v.t. 1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: Government proposes to means test Medicare. v.i. 2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means testing. * * * meansˈ test transitive verb • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • means test — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms means test : singular means test plural means tests an examination of your income in order to find out whether you have the right to receive any extra money from the government Derived word: means test verb… …   English dictionary

  • means-test — /meenz test /, v.t. 1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: Government proposes to means test Medicare. v.i. 2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means testing. * * * …   Universalium

  • Means Test — A method for determining whether someone qualifies for a financial assistance program. A common means test is the one used to determine eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Means testing is also used in distributing Medicare benefits and has… …   Investment dictionary

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