In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'.is
The Automobility Solution (Handybar/Swivel Cushion Duo Pack) features 2 car transfer aids for low mobile individuals to get in and out of the car conveniently.
The Automobility Solution (Handybar/Swivel Cushion Duo Pack) is a perfect solution for the low mobile users who struggle while getting in and out of their cars and trucks. This pack contains 2 helpful car transfer aids that provide optimal comfort and maximum assistance so you can enjoy a great degree of independence with these tools.
HandyBar acts as a stable and sturdy handle with its locking mechanism and can be inserted into the U-shaped striker plate installed on the door frame of your car. It offers maximum leverage so you can push yourself in and out of the vehicle conveniently. It can be used to break the side windows of your car and cut the seat belts so you can move out of the car quickly in case of an emergency.
The Automobility Solution contains another product that assists you in maintaining your level of independence. The Swivel cushion rotates your seat up to 360 degrees and can be used for swiveling your legs and hips so you can easily get in and out of the vehicle. The swivel cushion comes with a non-slip base and quilted cover for keeping the cushion in its place firmly.
This easy-to-use Seat Belt Helper from Aidapt is a simple and effective solution for car drivers or passengers with weakened hands and wrists or stiffness in the back, neck, shoulder or hips. This cle...
Aids 4 Mobility uses Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD, Hermes, TNT and UPS. We have chosen these couriers based on their reliability and cost-effective delivery solutions. This helps us to keep your order costs as low as possible.
There is FREE DELIVERY* on all orders over £30.00 excluding VAT to all UK mainland addresses and for most non-mainland UK addresses.
Orders up to £30.00 excluding VAT are only £3.95 P and P
If you are looking to have orders delivered outside the UK mainland, please contact us for a quotation. We will do our best to keep the delivery costs as low as we can.
Please note: VAT is removed in the checkout process
In the UK, disabled people do not have to pay VAT when buying certain disability aids and services (This can be claimed by friend or family member purchasing on their behalf). Not everything supplied to disabled people is necessarily zero-rated for VAT. Goods and services on which you do not have to pay VAT are usually known as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief.
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
You must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief. The HMRC comment on this is as follows. A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they either:
have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities;
have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness - like diabetes, for example;
are terminally ill
VAT Relief on our Disability Aids
All products on the Aids for Mobility website are flagged with an option to claim VAT relief during Checkout if it applies to that item. When you add a zero-rated product or service to your Basket, you will be asked to tick a checkbox to confirm that you, or the person for whom you are buying the item, are eligible for VAT Relief.
How VAT relief works
If you are claiming VAT Relief you will be asked to complete an extra few questions during Checkout, where we will ask you to provide brief details of your disability and confirmation that the product is for 'personal or domestic use'. We will keep a record of this declaration along with your order details. You can then buy the product(s) in your Basket at a price that excludes VAT. You will be asked to make this declaration each time you place an order that includes zero-rated products. It is a legal requirement that we record this information for every order, and we apologise for the inconvenience.
More information from HMRC
You can find out more about VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue and Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there or would prefer to speak to an adviser, you can call their Helpline on 0845 302 02 03.
The helpline is open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday. (Closed weekends and bank holidays).