To be eligible for VAT relief, the person must be considered ‘chronically sick or disabled’. This can include long-term physical or mental impairment that significantly effects the individual’s ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Registered charities can also get VAT exemption if they provide a charity registration number and buy the goods with charitable funds.
If you believe that you are eligible for VAT relief, please fill out the details in the form below. Your disability or illness must be ongoing/permanent. Things like diabetes and arthritis are covered for VAT relief, as is terminal illness, but temporary things like broken bones are not included. A quick article on some of the details is available here, or you can view the official government page at https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vat-relief.
There are penalties for making a false declaration of VAT exemption. If you are in any doubt about your own eligibility or the goods or services you are buying, you should visit https://www.gov.uk/financial-help-disabled/vat-relief.