means testing


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means testing

The determination of a person's financial eligibility for subsidized health care services.
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There already is something like means testing with Social Security
While these distributional arguments suggest that there is a strong case for maintaining means testing, there is nevertheless a powerful argument against.
"It is time to abolish the means testing once and for all."
* THE REFORM BILLS PASSED BY THE HOUSE and Senate in 1998 include a number of changes, the most significant of which is means testing to determine whether a debtor is eligible to file under Chapter 7.
Means testing has proven to be a clumsy and ineffective way of rationing payments.
He said it was also wrong to suggest means testing the winter fuel allowance.
I WRITE to assure all senior citizens in Crosby, Thornton and Hightown that I will oppose any plans to introduce means testing for free bus passes.
Both main parties when in government insist on means testing for the ordinary man or woman when it comes to accessing state funding.
Under current means testing, the Department of Health states anyone with over pounds 13,000 of assets must part-fund their own care and over pounds 21,500 pay the full amount.
OCCUPATIONAL therapists have welcomed a decision by the Welsh Assembly Government to abolish means testing for disabled children.
He compounded matters by introducing a pounds 5bn a year tax on pensions, while at the same time making sure that more and more pensioners suffer the indignity of means testing. Pensions Credit has spread means testing to over 5m pensioners!
But Llio Penri, spokeswoman for Help the Aged in Wales, said the fact it is another means-tested benefit is 'not good enough', adding: 'The stigma attached to means testing puts a lot of people off.'