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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If you impose the means test, it would cost more to administrate that test than the saving you would make.
Defendants in the magistrates' courts seeking legal aid will in future undertake a means test as well as satisfying the terms of the Interests of Justice requirements.
Means tests are an Old Labour bogey which New Labour hides behind.
Even greater savings could be realized by applying the global means test to entitlements conveyed through the tax code.
means-tested subsidy - students having passed a means test will receive either a full-rate subsidy of $15,000 or a half-rate subsidy of $7,500 per student per year, depending on their need; and
SO MANY people begrudge pensioners free travel, and are calling for the pounds 200 heating allowance to be means tested.
Why not means test these prisoners and make them pay for their three good meals a day, central heating, lighting.
The means test will be abolished from the autumn and England could follow Wales' lead.
Mr Letwin's way out of this poverty trap is to raise the state pension faster than prices and phase out the means test. He doesn't say how long that will take, or how much it will cost.
Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Rachel Reeves said Labour would use means tests if they win the election.
'We find this position totally unacceptable and call for the Government's review group to recommend the abolition of this crude means test.'
How many have laboured through this means test and found to their cost, that because they have tried to save over the years, they are a few pounds over the amount the Government seems to think a pensioner needs to live on.