Eligibility for VAT Relief

Those who are disabled, chronically sick or terminally ill can purchase some items free of VAT, as long as they are for domestic and personal use only. A doctors note is not needed, you are certifying yourself.  In case you missed it at the checkout and need to fill the form in again, please click here

A person is who is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ is if he or she is a person: with a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon their ability to carry out everyday activities, or with a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes; or if a person is terminally ill.

It does not include a frail elderly person who is otherwise able-bodied or any person who is only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, such as with a broken limb.

If a parent, spouse or guardian acts on behalf of a ‘chronically sick or disabled’ person, your supply is treated as being made to that ‘chronically sick or disabled person.

In order to buy qualifying items free of VAT, after selecting the VAT free price on the item, you must then go on to complete the declaration form which is available to fill out when at the the shopping cart.  Below is a short list of qualifying conditions.

ALZHEIMERS ACUTE ANGINA ARTHRITIS
ASBESTOSIS ASBESTOSIS CANCER
CERBRAL PALSY CHARITY STATUS CHRONIC
OBSTRUCTIVE
PULMONARY
DEGENERATING
SPINE CONDITION
DIABETES DIVERTICULITIS
EMPHYSEMA EPILEPSY FIBROSIS
FRACTURED
VERTEBRAE
HEART
CONDITION
HEMIPLEGEA
HIATUS HERNIA HIGH BLOOD
PRESSURE
HIP REPLACEMENT
KIDNEY FAILURE LAMENECTOMY LYMPHOEDEMA
MOTOR NEURONE
DISEASE (MND)
MULTIPLE
SCLEROSIS
MUSCULAR
DYSTROPHY
MYASTHENIA
GRAVIS
OEDEMA OSTEOARTHRITIS
OSTEOPOROSIS PARALYSIS PARAPLEGIC
PARKINSON'S
DISEASE
PERIPHERAL
NEUROPATHY
POLIO
REGISTERED
DISABLED
RHEUMATISM RHEUMATOID
ARTHRITIS
SCIATICA SCLEROSIS
OF THE SPINE

SEASONAL
AFFECTIVE

DISORDER

SLIPPED DISC SPINAL BIFIDA SPINAL INJURY
SPONDULOSIS SPONDYLITIS STROKE
VARICOSE VEINS INCONTINENCE  

 


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