means test

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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.

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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 — 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 — 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 — A means test is a determination of whether an individual or family is eligible for help from the government. Contents 1 Canada 2 United Kingdom 3 United States 4 Other international examples …   Wikipedia

  • means-test — /meenz test /, v.t. 1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: Government proposes to means test Medicare. v.i. 2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means testing. * * * meansˈ test transitive verb • • • Main… …   Useful english dictionary

  • means-test — /meenz test /, v.t. 1. to subject (a person or a specific benefit) to a means test: Government proposes to means test Medicare. v.i. 2. to perform a means test: fair and responsible means testing. * * * …   Universalium

  • means test — noun an inquiry into the financial position of someone applying for financial aid • Hypernyms: ↑inquiry, ↑enquiry * * * ˈmeans test [means test means tests] noun an official check of sb s wealth or income in order to decide if they are poor enoug …   Useful english dictionary

  • Means Test — A method for determining whether someone qualifies for a financial assistance program. A common means test is the one used to determine eligibility for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Means testing is also used in distributing Medicare benefits and has… …   Investment dictionary

  • means-test — verb To subject a person to a means test, or to require a means test in order to receive a benefit …   Wiktionary

  • means test — noun An inquiry into the financial position of a person applying for a government benefit in order to determine their eligibility. See Also: means test, means tested …   Wiktionary


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