What is VAT Relief?
When purchasing a mobility aid for yourself or a loved one, if the person using the item is chronically sick or disabled, it is likely that you will be eligible for VAT Relief. VAT Relief is where the product is supplied VAT-free, and therefore at a reduced price. On our products where VAT Relief can be applicable, you will see this stated clearly on the individual item. This is because some products are exempt from the scheme and must include VAT.
Which items qualify for VAT Relief?
Products that have been specifically designed or adapted to support disabilities qualify. For example:
- Adjustable Beds
- Medical Appliances to help with severe injuries
Am I eligible for VAT Relief?
For VAT Relief, your disability or long-term illness has to qualify. This includes the following:
- You have a physical or mental impairment that affects your ability to carry out everyday activities.
- You have a condition that is treated as chronic sickness.
- You are terminally ill.
Unfortunately, you do not quality if you’re elderly, but not disabled or if you’re temporarily disabled.
How you can Claim VAT Relief:
It’s straightforward and simple to do and can be claimed in a few different ways. When placing your order with Day’s Mobility, we will ask you to confirm your eligibility by making a self-declaration. You can do this:
Select your relevant long-term health condition from the list of options.
Alternatively, if ordering over the phone, you can provide our trained advisor with your long-term health condition. Our calls are recorded to satisfy our HMRC obligations.
You do not need to send completed declarations to HMRC.
If you have any further questions or would like any assistance regarding VAT Relief please contact our helpful and friendly team today on 01792 589999.