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English definition of “means-testing”

means-testing

noun [U] uk   /ˈmiːnzˌtes.tɪŋ/ UK us  
the official process of measuring how much income a person has in order to decide if they should receive money from the governmentSocial security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money
means test
noun [C] uk   us  
Social security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money
means-test
verb [T] uk   /ˈmiːnz.test/ us  
People who apply for housing benefit must be means-tested.Social security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money
means-tested
adjective uk   /ˈmiːnzˌtes.tɪd/ us  
means-tested benefitsSocial security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money
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