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English definition of “means test”

means test

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 means test do not have to pay for a lawyer.
(Definition of means test noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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