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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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David Cameron dismissed calls to means test for free TV licences, bus passes, prescriptions, eye tests and the winter fuel allowance, saying it would produce "only very, very small savings".
The first was to make Mr Brown's means tests redundant by boosting the state pension and linking it to earnings.
People accepted into the Avonex Access Program meet the means test and are either underinsured (no drug benefits) or have no insurance.
Most readers bitterly resent the means tests they have to take to get a few extra pounds from the Government.
Means tests are an Old Labour bogey which New Labour hides behind.
They are intended to enable people with modest incomes to build up a meaningful nest-egg -which could very well cause them to fail Chancellor Brown's means tests.