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VAT Expemption

What is it?

If you are disabled or have a long term illness, you won’t have to pay VAT on products that are designed or adapted for your own personal or domestic use. This includes all of Aquability’s Walk in Showers and Walk in Baths.

How it Works

To get the VAT relief, you must have a disability or long-term illness that qualifies. For the purposes of VAT exemption, you are 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

It is worth noting that, if you are elderly but able-bodied, you will not qualify. If you do meet the requirements, you will need to confirm it in writing. Our mobility advisors can help you with this if you need. To find out more visit the HMRC website.

Medical Conditions Acceptable for VAT Exemption

There are too many medical conditions to list here, but some of most common ones include:

  • Alzheimers
  • Amputee
  • Angina
  • Ankylosing Spondylitus
  • Ataxia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Cancer
  • Cerebellum Ataxia
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vasculitis
  • Chronic Arthritis
  • COPD
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Diverticulitis
  • Emphysema
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Movement Disorder
  • Knee/Hip replacement
  • Lymphedema
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myelitis
  • Oedema
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Partially Sighted
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Polymyositis
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatism
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spondylitis
  • Stenosis
  • Stroke

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or would like any further information regarding VAT exemption please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 316 0110.

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