decided according to the extent to which it is needed; also called needs-based
Financial assistance is almost always need-based.
[need] /nid/ noun 1. a requirement, necessary duty, or obligation: There is no need for you to go there. 2. a lack of something wanted or deemed necessary: to fulfill the needs of the assignment. 3. urgent want, as of something requisite: He has no need of your charity. 4. necessity arising from the circumstances […]
[need-fahyuh r] /ˈnidˌfaɪər/ noun 1. . 2. luminescence, as of rotted or decayed wood.
[need-fuh l] /ˈnid fəl/ adjective 1. necessary or required: needful supplies. 2. . Idioms 3. the needful, Slang. money, especially immediately available cash: They haven’t the needful for a car right now. /ˈniːdfʊl/ adjective 1. necessary; needed; required 2. (archaic) needy; poverty-stricken noun 3. (informal) the needful, money or funds: do you have the needful? […]
[nee-duh m] /ˈni dəm/ noun 1. a town in E Massachusetts, near Boston.