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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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Labour's Tom Watson said: "You cannot means-test for social isolation.
He dismissed calls for the Winter Fuel Payment, free bus passes, TV licences, prescriptions and eye tests to be means-tested saying it would save only comparatively tiny sums.
ONE in four teenagers from poorer families could be put off university by costs and should have their fees means-tested so they pay less, an education charity has said.
Taken to its natural conclusion, dumping so-called fit folks from hospitals into granny farms and imposing savage means-tested charges has warnings for the rest of us.
Mr Brown is also deterring people who may consider themselves well above his means-test bracket.
"Our view is that pensioners would rather have a decent basic pension than means-tested benefit or hand-outs."
He said: "Minister Hanafin's plans to means-test the assistance means that some families whose homes have been ruined by the floods will get no assistance from the State.
The report's recommendation to scrap means-testing for personal care will be very popular with older people who find the means-test deeply worrying, complex and intrusive."
BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field is fighting government plans to means-test pensions.
MILLIONS of over-60s could lose their free bus passes under plans to means-test the scheme.
HEAR, hear Fiona on your comments about the need to means-test certain benefits.
"If Graeme's parents went on the dole or they moved to Scotland or Northern Ireland, where they don't means-test this grant, he would be funded.