VAT Relief

VAT Relief, who is eligible?

To get a product VAT free, your disability has to qualify. For VAT purposes, you’re disabled or have a long-term illness if:

  • You have a physical or mental impairment that affects your ability to carry out everyday activities, for example blindness.
  • You have a condition that’s treated as chronic sickness, like diabetes.
  • You’re terminally ill.
  • You don’t qualify if you’re elderly but able-bodied, or if you’re temporarily disabled.

You’ll need to confirm in writing that you meet these conditions. We will give you a form for this.

Eligible goods and services

Usually, all products designed or adopted for a disability qualify. For example, types of:

  • Adjustable beds
  • Riser-recliner chairs
  • Stair lifts
  • Wheelchairs
  • Scooters
  • Medical appliances to help with severe injuries
  • Alarms
  • Wide fit shoes
  • Building work like rams, widening doors, installing a lift or toilet

If you have any questions regarding Vat exemption please call us on 01280 821253 or email