means test


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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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Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said Labour would use means tests if they win the election.
Should there be a means test for the pensioners' free bus pass, the free TV licence for over-75s, Winter Fuel Allowance and prescriptions?
But almost simultaneously, the Government is introducing a new and separate means test for child benefit which will work in a completely different way, as well as making the seventh existing means-tested benefit - council tax benefit - much more complicated by asking every local authority in England to design its own scheme.
The means test did not have the status of the Guidance and the variations, although the court thought that they could be described as 'mean', were not ones that no reasonable authority could have taken.
The Labour TD added: "The lowest rate of entitlement that can arise from the application of means test rules varies.
Mr Wesbroom calculates that once you have taken into account the loss of housing benefit and the like that go with being marginally "too rich" to qualify for Mr Brown's pension credits anyone who falls foul of the means test faces the equivalent of 40 per cent tax on their private pension.
Chapter 13 bankruptcies also have changed to include a means test, and debtors are now subject to dismissal for failure to meet their tax obligation after filing a petition.
If means testing is reduced (see Appendix), by replacing some or all of the pension credit with a universal benefit, then the gainers are the people who currently do not receive much of the pension credit because of the means test.
One Tory MPP with reservations on the bill due to its lack of a parental means test absented himself from the vote; but this was balanced by one opposition MPP, Liberal Monte Kwinter, who voted in favour in accordance with the wishes of his Jewish constituents in York Centre.
Under the means test, no one with an income above 80 percent of a state's median income can have debt eliminated through Chapter 7 of the bankruptcy code, which allows debtors a clean slate--free of debt.
People accepted into the Avonex Access Program meet the means test and are either underinsured (no drug benefits) or have no insurance.