- Criteria used by government agencies to determine eligibility for social welfare programs.
American business jargon. 2014.
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means-test — ˈmeans test noun [countable] an official check in order to find out if someone is poor enough to receive welfare benefit S (= payments from the state when you are ill, without work etc): • He has made proposals for means tests for Social Security … Financial and business terms
means test — Added to the Code in 2005, the means test is intended to screen out those filing Chapter 7 who are supposedly able to repay some part of their debts. The test is found in Official Form B22a. Debtors who fail the means test may convert their case… … Glossary of Bankruptcy
means-test — means′ test v. t. 1) cvb to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: The government proposes to means test Medicare[/ex] 2) cvb to perform a means test: fair and responsible means testing[/ex] • Etymology: 1960–65 … From formal English to slang
means test — In bankruptcy, a formula that uses predefined income and expense categories to determine whether a debtor whose current monthly income is higher than the median family income for his or her state should be allowed to file for bankruptcy.… … Law dictionary
means-test — [mēnz′test′] vt. to subject to a means test means tested adj … English World dictionary
means test — UK US noun [C] GOVERNMENT, FINANCE ► a way of finding out how much income a person has in order to decide whether they should receive money from the government, for example towards medical care, education, or legal services: »People who pass a… … Financial and business terms
means test — means ,test noun count an examination of your income in order to find out whether you have the right to receive any extra money from the government ╾ means ,test verb intransitive or transitive … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
means test — means tests N COUNT: usu sing A means test is a test in which your income is calculated in order to decide whether you qualify for a grant or benefit from the state … English dictionary
means test — n an official check in order to find out whether someone is poor enough to need money from the government >means tested adj ▪ means tested benefits … Dictionary of contemporary English
means test — means′ test n. an investigation into a person s finances to determine eligibility for public assistance • Etymology: 1925–30 … From formal English to slang
means test — n. an investigation of a person s financial resources, made to determine whether that person is eligible for welfare payments, low cost housing, etc … English World dictionary