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 Essex Commode Chair is height adjustable and stackable; a neat and practical commode chair manufactured to exacting standards and suitable for use as a bedroom commode or bathroom commode. The Essex Commode Chair has a 5 litre bucket with lid and a padded overseat is also supplied for discretion not in use. The upholstery of the commode is well padded and is vinyl welded to reduce the possibility of bacteria build up. Hinged thermoset plastic toilet seat5 litre pail with lid supplied as standard (VS216).Padded back and detachable padded overseat for improved hygiene and comfort.Height adjustable to suit the majority of users.Ideal solution for those recovering from illness/operations who struggle to get to the toilet.Suitable for use around the home.
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The robust and lightweight Slipper Bedpan with lid is made from sturdy plastic, so is light to handle and is easy to use and clean. There is a built-in handle for hanging the slipper bedpan when not i...
The Male Urinal is ideal for use in the bedroom where users struggle to get to the bathroom. It is lightweight with a 1000ml capacity. The Male Urinal has an integrated carry handle and anti-spill lid...
This personal toileting aid is ideal for homes with smaller bathrooms, where a full bidet will not fit. The Portable Bidet is lightweight and can be taken with you if you are staying with friends or f...
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).