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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I would like to openly invite those who proposed the means testing for bus passes to have a media debate.
Not surprisingly, the need for such a revision tends to be justified by the beneficiaries not because it makes them better off but on the grounds that means testing is a disincentive to building up private wealth.
The committee said plans by the Department of Constitutional Affairs for means testing legal aid were targeting the cheapest cases in the criminal justice system when they should be looking at the most expensive.
Waterford Labour councillor Seamus Ryan has called on the Government to end means testing for the allowance - the top full-time rate being EUR122.
While the commission was close to agreement on many points, issues such as the outpatient drug benefit, means testing, and raising eligibility were contentious enough to became deal breakers.
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.
Pensions policy needs to encourage later retirement; ensure a higher basic pension; and remove the complexities of means testing and the disincentive to saving that means testing fosters.
He added given means testing for health and social welfare included assets and student grants should not be any different.
Subjecting these benefits to means testing is both wrong and would be hideously expensive - using up in administration costs what could be simply used as benefit.
Means testing should not be a part of it and in my view is totally wrong.
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.