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means-testing

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈmiːnzˌtestɪŋ/ GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
the measuring of people's income in order to decide who gets money from the government for medical care, education, legal services, etc. or how much people get: The government may introduce means-testing for eligibility for a state pension.abolish/end/abandon means-testing Ending means-testing would make the system easier to administer.
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