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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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If you receive long-term care in a residential setting, as many do, then you are also means tested to decide whether you have to pay - but your property is already included in the means test.
I was paid statutory sick pay by my employer for three months and when this ended I applied for state sick pay but I was means tested and told to live on my savings.
If the state pension were to be left as it is three-quarters of all pensioners in 2031 would be means tested. That way, any efforts to cajole or bully 75 per cent of the working population to save money for their retirement would amount to gross mis-selling.
One does not hear people arguing that they should not contribute to the basic state pension because they have some other resources and the basic pension is therefore, in effect, means tested.
THERE are more than 10 million pensioners in the UK and Mr Tom Payne of Glasgow seems to be one of the very few who are eligible for all the means tested benefits available He should spare a thought for those many millions of pensioners who do not receive the benefits he mentions I, and about nine million like me, took steps when we were working to provide for our retirement and, as a result, do not qualify for most of the means tested benefits.
The program is also means tested for the first time, requiring most beneficiaries to incur some out-of-pocket costs for the benefit.
"A number of schools have bursary funds which are usually means tested. Parents will have to demonstrate that they can't afford to pay the fees and the school will use its own discretion.
"The small payment entitled to carers is means tested - mean payment is more accurate.
At present, in England, care costs are financially means tested, unlike Scotland where it is means tested by need.
It is likely to be the same case with free TV licences if they are means tested.