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means testing

The determination of a person's financial eligibility for subsidized health care services.
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Mr Brown's big idea for making pensions affordable is to subject them to a means tests which now govern the amount the state pays to 45 per cent of all pensioners.
But even if someone can negotiate the means test and declare bankruptcy, there are other nettlesome requirements sprinkled throughout the legislation.
Our reimbursement advocates don't do financial investigations or administer means tests.
If you impose the means test, it would cost more to administrate that test than the saving you would make.
They might not need it but how much will it cost in administration to means test it?
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.
No benefit group is singled out for sacrifice; rather, a global means test treats all Americans according to their individual circumstances.
Why can't a similar means test be applied to MPs when it comes to expenses?
Wealthy Gordon Brown, when Chancellor, didn't means test himself when he claimed Baby Bonds for his own children's tax-free trust funds to give them a good start in life at 18.
Many of them have to face the means test in order to have an extra pound or two to help them out.
The old means test was a way of assessing how much parents of disabled children need to pay towards housing adaptations.