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means test

a test involving the checking of a person's income to determine whether he qualifies for financial or social aid from a government
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Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour MP Tom Blenkinsop says a suggestion by Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith that pensioners should be means tested for benefits like bus passes and winter fuel allowance "should be put on Guy Fawkes bonfires".
I think that MPs expenses and other perks should be means tested first.
The cost of housing would also continue to be means tested.
I don't think they should be means tested, OAP's were promised free care.
SO MANY people begrudge pensioners free travel, and are calling for the pounds 200 heating allowance to be means tested.
Those earning pounds 15,000 to pounds 27,500 would be means tested.
It's about time the various other benefits were means tested.
She added: ''The minimum income guarantee will mean that many entitlements will be means tested for the elderly.
YOUR correspondent EG suggests the need for "freebies" to be means tested.
Currently, women who are employed are means tested at the point which they try to access safety, resulting in many expected to fund themselves in refuges at a cost of between PS100 and PS250 per week.
Upon applying for Legal Aid defendants are now means tested to assess their ability to pay.
Nest offers home improvements at no cost to applicants who own or privately rent their home, live in a property that is very energy inefficient and receive a means tested state benefit.