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means test in Welfare topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmeans testˈmeans test noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š PEWan official check in order to find out whether someone is poor enough to need money from the government β€”means-tested adjective πŸ”Š means-tested benefits
Examples from the Corpus
means testβ€’ Eligibility is determined by a means test administered by the solicitor and based upon assessment of disposable income and capital.β€’ Costs would be limited by keeping the offer open only until 1995 and by using a means test.β€’ It was a household means test, not a family means test.β€’ The same household means test extended the liability of families to support the able-bodied unemployed.β€’ With reduced legal aid payouts and a tough new means test for applicants looming, it could spell financial disaster.β€’ This contradicts the spirit of the supplementary benefit regulations and suggests that the means test is being enforced with new vigour.β€’ But at least it is a benefit as of right and without means test.