means test

Definitions

General English

Accounting

  • noun an inquiry into how much money someone earns to see if they are eligible for state benefits
  • verb
    (written as means-test)
    to find out how much money someone has in savings and assets

Economics

  • verb
    (written as means-test)
    to subject someone to a means test

Politics

  • noun a test to see if someone is entitled to government financial assistance because they have a low income

Idiom of “means test”

assessment of one’s financial resources
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