VAT Relief

Information for claiming 20% VAT relief on the Gelite Air Wheelchair Pressure Relief Cushion

In line with the VAT Act 1994, individuals who are chronically sick or disabled/handicapped can claim VAT Relief on any product that has been designed solely for use by disabled persons and is for personal or domestic use. According to the definition by HM Revenue & Customs a person is "chronically sick or disabled" if he or she:

  • Has a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities
  • Has a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (such as diabetes)
  • Is terminally ill

They do not need to be registered disabled.

It doesn’t include an elderly person who’s not disabled or chronically sick or any person who’s 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.

Registered charities providing care for the majority of people who are disabled/handicapped will only qualify for VAT relief where the goods are made available by the charity to a disabled person for their personal or domestic use.

If you qualify, claiming VAT relief is simple, just add the Gelite Air Wheelchair Pressure Relief Cushion to your shopping basket and proceed to the checkout. Once in the checkout form, before entering your payment details you’ll be given the opportunity to claim by supplying your name and medical condition in the VAT Exemption fields on the right of the form.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FULL PRICE INCLUDING VAT WILL SHOW IN YOUR SHOPPING CART UNTIL YOU REACH THE VAT EXEMPTION SECTION OF THE CHECKOUT PROCESS.  AT THIS POINT YOU CAN CLAIM THE VAT RELIEF AND THE PRICE YOU WILL BE CHARGED WILL BE THE EX-VAT PRICE WHEN YOU CLICK THE "PLACE ORDER" BUTTON AT THE END OF THE FORM.