Information on claiming VAT relief
In line with the VAT Act 1994, individuals who are chronically sick or disabled can claim VAT Relief on any product that has a "VAT EXEMPT" price. According to the definition detailed by HM Revenue & Customs a person is "chronically sick or disabled" if he or she:
Has a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term affect on their ability to carry out everyday activities
Has a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (like diabetes, for example).
Is terminally ill
A person with a temporary injury like a broken leg would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who is otherwise well and non-disabled. The following conditions may also qualify for VAT relief in some circumstances:
If you are unsure please ask your GP or health visitor as we are not able to give medical advice or diagnosis.