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English definition of “means-testing”

means-testing

noun [U]     /ˈmiːnzˌtes.tɪŋ/ UK
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] Social security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money means-test     /ˈmiːnz.test/ verb [T] People who apply for housing benefit must be means-tested.Social security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money means-tested     /ˈmiːnzˌtes.tɪd/ adjective means-tested benefitsSocial security and state benefitsBudgeting and saving money
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