Means-test meaning

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An investigation into the financial well-being of a person to determine the person's eligibility for financial assistance.
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To apply a means test to or require a means test for (a governmental program, for example).
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To subject to a means test.

The board means-tests all applicants for rent control.

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An investigation of a person's financial resources, made to determine whether that person is eligible for welfare payments, low-cost housing, etc.
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To subject to a means test.
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An inquiry into the financial position of a person applying for some form of financial assistance in order to determine their eligibility.
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To subject a person to a means test, or to require a means test in order to receive a benefit.
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