Vat relief for disability

We don’t need to charge you VAT on certain products if you are able to complete a simple declaration at the checkout.


Walking aids qualify for VAT relief
Walking aids qualify for VAT relief

How to order VAT-free

All you need to do is complete a simple declaration at the checkout. You don’t need a medical certificate and it is up to you to decide whether you qualify. If you are a carer, you can claim on behalf of someone else.

Products you can buy VAT-free are clearly shown on our website with the VAT-free price as well as the price with VAT. The cost shown in shopping cart may include VAT, but this swill be recalculated at the checkout when you complete your details claiming the VAT relief.

The VAT rate is calculated on a product-by-product basis, so if you order some that are eligible for relief and some which are not, we charge each product at the appropriate rate.

Who qualifies for VAT relief?

If you are disabled or have a long-term illness, you can buy certain products VAT free. 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, including difficulty in walking or bathing.
  • you have a condition that’s treated as chronic sickness, like diabetes
  • you are terminally ill

You don’t qualify if you’re elderly but able-bodied, or if you’re temporarily disabled (e.g. recovering from hip replacement).

Which products qualify for VAT relief?

Products that can be supplied VAT free are clearly marked on our web site. It’s not everything and we have to abide by the VAT regulations and classification. Products that can be supplied VAT-free are items designed or adapted for a disability such as:

  • Mobility aids
  • Bathing aids
  • Toileting aids
  • Continence products
  • Some daily living aids

More information on financial help and VAT relief

You can read the official guidelines on VAT relief for disability or long-term illness.

We can arrange specialised finance for your mobility purchases so you can get the products you need without delay and with just a 10% deposit. Please contact us to discuss, or read our Guide to finance for mobility aids.

If you have a disability you may be entitled to various other financial help.  For information, see the official guidance at the government website page Financial help for disabled people.