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means-testverb [T]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, FINANCE
if a government means-tests money for medical care, education, legal services, 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 medical care, education, or legal services: People who pass a means test do not have to pay for a lawyer.
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