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 Upeasy seat assist plus is a portable lifting seat designed for those who need support to stand, and it ensures a safe lift without any forward push.
Portable lifting and chair assist increase the mobility of individuals who need help to stand.
Designed for providing up to 70% of the lift and can be used inside or outside the home on sofas, couches or armchairs.
It acts as a portable standing aid with hydro-pneumatic gas spring ensuring no battery or electricity required.
It is a self-powered lifting assistance device for elderly, disabled, or handicapped individuals.
Removable cover is a washable machine product which makes the seat assist easy to clean.
Patented Levelift technology provides a smooth, gentle, and soft lift without pushing forward.
The 100% polyester cover is easy to care for, making it ideal for Arthritis, Handicap, low body strength Parkinson's Muscular Dystrophy.
The Upeasy easy seat assist plus is a portable and highly cost-effective lifting seat designed for the individuals who need help to stand. It is a self-powered lifting seat equipped with hydro-pneumatic gas spring. The seat doesn't require electricity and provides a gentle lifting up force by activating automatically.
The built-in carry handle and polyurethane foam cushion ensure the supreme comfort and practicality. The handle makes it easy to close and carry, while the washable polyester cover makes it easy to clean and maintain. The Upeasy easy seat assists plus increases your mobility and can be used in homes or anywhere.
It is specifically designed to fit most of the seats, sofas, and couches but cannot be used on wheelchairs, office chairs, reclining chairs or car seats. The upeasy seat assist plus is ideal for the individuals with Parkinson Muscular Dystrophy, arthritis, low body strength, and power, handicapped or Cushion design is patented and offers a flat and smooth lifting surface during the rise.
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).