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means testing

The determination of a person's financial eligibility for subsidized health care services.
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Usually at the urging of younger family members, some elderly persons requiring nursing home care sign over their houses and bank accounts in order to qualify for Medicaid's strict means test. Technically, prospective Medicaid beneficiaries who give away assets to their children are ineligible for Medicaid-financed nursing home care for up to 30 months.
The Government, however, currently maintains the means test is a way of giving help where it is most needed in an area of extremely high demand.
Mr Willetts promised the Tories would not means test or tax child benefit and he challenged Mr Brown to do the same.
L Gray, Newcastle upon Tyne The BIG Issue DAVID Cameron has distanced himself from plans by Iain Duncan Smith and Nick Clegg to means test pensioners' free bus passes, prescriptions, winter fuel allowance and free TV licences.
"In any event, it is not appropriate that people who have gone through the trauma of the flood would go through the kind of rigorous means test that is normally applied."
If the Cabinet decide to means test this it will leave thousands struggling to provide basics ROISIN SHORTALL, LEFT, SPEAKING YESTERDAY
THE Government was slammed yesterday for denying medical cards to the terminally ill unless they agree to a means test.
Your disability must be expected to last for at least one year and the allowance is subject to both a medical suitability and a means test.
Bernie Russell stated: "They should means test themselves what's good for the goose is good enough for them to the bloody cheek of her."
Eligible students may apply for means-tested subsidy or non-means-tested subsidy under the MUSSS, while the former is for students who have passed a means test only.
In a surprising announcement during the election campaign - which may have cost many votes - Conservatives said they wanted to include houses in the means test.
The distributional consequences of means testing are sensitive to the way the means test is designed.