means-test Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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means-testverb [T]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
if a ​government means-tests ​money for ​medicalcare, ​education, ​legalservices, etc. it gives it to ​people whose ​income is below a particular ​amount, or it gives different ​amounts depending on people's ​income: The ​government may means-test ​help for the elderly. means-tested ​benefits/​grants/​welfare

means testnoun [C]

uk   us   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 ​medicalcare, ​education, or ​legalservices: People who ​pass a ​meanstest do not have to ​pay for a ​lawyer.
(Definition of means-test from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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