affluence test

Main Entry:  affluence test
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a check on benefit claimants' financial resources to ensure that benefits go to those most in need
Example:  This week Harriet Harman, the social-security secretary, floated the idea of an "affluence test" to stop benefit payments to the better-off. -- Economist, Jan. 1988's 21st Century Lexicon
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