vat relief do you qualify?

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Vat Relief

 If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you will not be charged VAT on products designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use. Also, you will not be charged VAT on:


  • the installation and any extra work needed as part of this
  • repairs or maintenance
  • spare parts or accessories

Qualifying Products or Services

we can tell you if you  or you or the products qualify. 

For example certain types of:


  • adjustable beds
  • stair lifts
  • wheelchairs
  • medical appliances to help with severe injuries
  • alarms
  • braille paper or low vision aids - but not spectacles or contact lenses

How do you get the product vat free?

 

To get the 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 do not 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 provide you with a vat declaration form


Help from your local counsel

 You can apply to your council for equipment or help to adapt your home if you have a disability.