qualify for

qualify for

1. To earn or fulfill the requirements for something; to be or become eligible for something. In order to qualify for a sales tax rebate, you must fill out a form and provide original receipts for all purchases being claimed.
2. To cause someone to fulfill the requirements to be or do something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "qualify" and "for." The company is offering to pay for me to do a master's degree that will qualify me for a senior management position in the business. Your age, income, and family status are just a few factors that may or may not qualify you for welfare.
See also: qualify

qualify someone for something

to enable someone to meet the requirements for something. His years with the company qualified him for pension. Does this ticket qualify me for the drawing?
See also: qualify

qualify for something

to meet the requirements for something. I'm sorry, you do not qualify for this job. I don't qualify for it.
See also: qualify

qualify for

v.
1. To be competent or eligible for something, such as an office, job, or benefit: After one year on the job, you will qualify for a raise.
2. To cause someone to be competent or eligible for something: That certificate qualifies you for a promotion.
See also: qualify
References in periodicals archive ?
Ward Burton, a Daytona 500 winner, did not qualify for his second straight race as well.
Under this approach, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of a vacation home would qualify for Sec.
The act also extends to three years the rollover period in which individuals who are able to repay the distributions can do so and qualify for rollover treatment.
According to the preamble to the proposed regulations, the footnote explains that, even though receipts from a cup of coffee prepared at a retail establishment do not qualify for the special deduction, receipts from a portion of the cup of coffee representing production activities conducted away from the retail facility (the coffee beans roasted at a facility separate from the retail establishment) do qualify.
Potential trap: If you performed a cost segregation study and allocated a large portion of the building cost to personal property, it appears not to qualify for the manufacturing deduction.
Certain lighting level and lighting control requirements must also be met in order to qualify for the partial lighting deductions.
These companies should be considered only when a client cannot qualify for one of the more rigorously underwritten policies, since the eventual cost of any policy form will be based on the collective experience of the insureds with that policy form.
As a financial risk manager, you need to know which techniques you can use to hedge your difficult existing or anticipated foreign-currency exposures and qualify for hedge accounting under current generally accepted accounting principles.
Eric Holmes of Escalon, the only driver to qualify for the Elite Division and Grand National Division Showdown races, was fourth.
The final regulations contain 14 examples covering a variety of different types of restructurings that either qualify or fail to qualify for type A treatment.
The latitude regarding the terms manufacturer and manufacturing activities will allow many businesses that never qualified for benefits under the foreign sales corporation/extraterritorial income exclusion provisions to qualify for the new manufacturer's deduction.
Similar to the FSC provisions, there are foreign economic processes that must be met to qualify for the Act's benefits.
In addition, industrial projects may qualify for substantial reductions of up to 30 percent in the cost of its energy under the City's Energy Cost Savings Program.