VAT relief for disabled people

If you’re disabled or have a long-term illness, you won’t be charged VAT on products designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use such as:

How to 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, eg 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.

If you do qualify then the government requires that you complete a VAT Exemption Declaration Form which you can obtain from one of our mobility stores.

If you are in any doubt as to whether you are eligible to receive goods or services zero-rated for VAT then you should contact your local mobility store for further guidance.