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hard

1. Chem (of water) impairing the formation of a lather by soap
2. (of alcoholic drink) being a spirit rather than a wine, beer, etc.
3. (of a drug such as heroin, morphine, or cocaine) highly addictive
4. Physics (of radiation, such as gamma rays and X-rays) having high energy and the ability to penetrate solids
5. Physics (of a vacuum) almost complete
6. Chiefly US (of goods) durable
7. politically extreme
8. Brit a roadway across a foreshore

hard

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(materials)
Quality of a material that is compact, solid, and difficult to deform.
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If your business rate bill increased last year and is contributing towards financial hardship, you may qualify for the council's business rates relief scheme.
In the meantime, if a levy creates a hardship, the IRS has agreed to work with the taxpayer and review the levy, and in some cases, release it.
Auditors should ask plan trustees if they are aware that the participant took the hardship distribution.
A hardship exists if a taxpayer is unable to pay reasonable basic living expenses.
However, both the I-601 and I-601A hardship waivers need to be managed by legal professionals because of their potential to trigger a three year or ten year bar.
Loans and hardship withdrawals can be an avenue through which plan sponsors can educate participants about sound financial habits and wellness.
The reopened, extended period for hardship applications .
You are entitled to argue exceptional hardship and I would urge you to contact me immediately when I will be able to establish whether it is likely exceptional hardship would be found by the court so as to permit you to retain your driving licence but of course you would have 12 points endorsed on your licence and you would be prohibited from arguing the same exceptional hardship in the next 3 years.
HALF of the local authorities in Wales did not issue any business rates hardship relief in the past three years, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) in Wales.
A taxpayer whose policy was canceled for any reason and who feels that procuring a different policy is unaffordable may now apply for a hardship exemption on the grounds that it is more expensive to buy a different plan.
MPs warn of benefits hardship By Torcuil Crichton t.
On-the-job access to your 401(k) typically falls into one of two categories: loans and hardship withdrawals.