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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With the Tories' plans to means test Universal Credit, meaning a million more children could lose access to free school meals, and with homelessness on the rise in our towns and cities, it seems nothing has changed in 170 years.
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.
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
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.
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.
She said the tiny payment was decided upon after a means test that ranks how much their partner makes and the assets they own.
The means test, (5) contained in section 707(b)(2), creates a mathematical formula under which abuse may be presumed, creating a basis for dismissal under section 707 (b)(1).
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention Act, however, curtails this discretion, mandating that judges use a rigid means test to determine when a debtor is allowed to file.
In 25 years' time, according to Kevin Wesbroom at the actuaries Hewitt Associates - one pensioner in three will still have to pass a means test.