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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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"There can be no question of means testing the contributory old age pension, we wouldn't stand for that."
Calls for means testing of Social Security benefits
Thus if the means test was applied to those in the top wealth quartile, someone who believed that income in the top quartile was a better basis for means testing would find that only 41 percent of those whose benefits were reduced were part of their target group (14.5/35.4 = 0.41).
Means testing is an entirely unnecessary exercise as it is already done by the Inland Revenue.
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.
The Crown Court Means Testing Scheme is a joint Government initiative and is run by the Legal Services Commission (LSC) and Her Majesty's Courts Service (HMCS).
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.
Does the WAG wish to go down in history as a government which took means testing to a low not seen since the Depressions of the '20s and '30s?
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.