And remember, we all live under the most obvious of means tests
. It's called income tax.
A global means test
is a significant start to entitlements reform, but it is no panacea.
Profiling just one family's situation shows the financial and emotional strain created by the means test
- and its inability to take into account the real help its applicants need to provide a safe and accessible home, with room to play, for their children.
'We plan to increase the value of the basic state pension so that it is worth more than the means test
. The sooner we start, the sooner we can get there,' he said.
'The integrated child credit will be a new means tested
benefit for families and for him it offers an ideal opportunity to means test
or tax child benefit at the same time,' said Mr Willetts.
again the Tories are trying to bash pensioners by proposing to means test
Will he be means tested
before this money is handed over?
The Government has a moral duty to help ALL our citizens at this terrible time by immediately abandoning this mean and petty means test
Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore said it was wrong to put families through the trauma of a means test
after the devastation of having their homes destroyed.
He added: "A rigorous means test
for civil legal aid is already in place.
"To reintroduce the means test
will not result in any reduction in illness among older people.
"If the Cabinet decide to means test
this it will leave thousands of families struggling to provide vital basics for their children."