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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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Means testing is an entirely unnecessary exercise as it is already done by the Inland Revenue.
But means testing drags Balls into Tory territory, blurring red lines between Labour and the ConDems.
But even if it isn't, means testing could make money available to lower the payroll tax for working people, or to raise payments for those who are struggling to make do solely on what they get from Social Security.
Scottish Labour said: "The debate is not one of universalism versus means testing, rather, what we can and can't afford during this period of cuts to public spending.
MEANS testing for free elderly bus passes will be rejected by Sandwell Council.
THE proposal to introduce means testing for the bus pass for the elderly is another double whammy scandal for the modern bureaucracy and day.
SIR - Recently a WAG adviser suggested that, to control the costs of bus passes freely available to the elderly, some kinds of means testing should be introduced.
But they will now use means testing to target cash at pupils who are very bright but from poorer backgrounds.
THE state pension earnings link must be restored and means testing should be scrapped, the Liberal Democrats said yesterday.
Congress' stated goal for means testing of the Part B premium is to save money; however, the Congressional Budget office reports that means testing saves barely three-tenths of one percent of Medicare's budget over the next ten years.
Sir Derek Wanless called for long-term investment in care services for older people, and for the current means testing system to be scrapped.
That means testing has indicated its capability for combat and Air Force personnel are properly trained and equipped to maintain and use it.