What is VAT Exemption/Relief?
VAT exemption allows those with a long term illness or who are disabled to purchase eligible items themselves at 0% VAT, thus saving them money.
To purchase adapted products VAT free, your disability has to qualify.
For VAT purposes, you are disabled or have a long-term illness if:-
In order to waive VAT on your purchase, the government requires a simple declaration to be made as to the nature of your disability/long term illness at the time of ordering.
No proof of your disability/long term illness needs be shown to any party at any time.
It is very easy to claim VAT relief and a simple online form is provided after clicking the check out button.
VAT Exemption only applies to certain products.
These are items which have been adapted to be used by someone who has a long term illness or is disabled. Examples of such products are Profiling Beds, Pressure Reducing Mattresses and Pressure Reduction Cushions, Bed Side Rails, Grab Handles, Hoists, Transfer Aids and Specialist Adapted Seating.
Items that are not eligible (not specially adapted) include Dressing and Medicine Trollies, Medicine Cabinets, Drug Cabinets and Privacy Screens.