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Affluence test


a check on benefit claimants’ financial resources to ensure that benefits go to those most in need

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


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    noun a society in which the material benefits of prosperity are widely available Historical Examples Both, following different paths, have achieved the affluent society, so called. Frigid Fracas Dallas McCord Reynolds A society in which scarcity of resources is not the predominant condition, and a general level of economic well-being has been achieved by most […]

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