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Stairlift VAT & Grants

Stairlift VAT & Grants

Before buying a stairlift do check to see if you are eligible to receive a grant....


The Disabled Facilities Grant is a local council grant which helps towards the cost of adapting your home (including the installation of stairlift) to enable you to continue to live there.

A grant is only paid when the council considers that changes are necessary to meet your needs, and that the work is reasonable and practical.

Visit the Direct.Gov website to find out more information about eligibility and the types of adaptations available to you. Alternatively, contact your Local Authority.


Applying for a grant can be a lengthy process, so if you do require a stairlift fast then it may not be the option for you.


Not eligible for a Grant or need a stairlift quick? then you may be entitled to VAT exemption on the stairlift purchase....


Products designed or adapted for a disability qualify. For example, certain types of:

+ Adjustable beds
+ Stairlifts
+ Wheelchairs
+ Medical appliances to help with severe injuries
+ Alarms
+ Braille paper or low vision aids - but not spectacles or contact lenses
+ Motor vehicles - or the leasing of a motability vehicle
   building work like ramps, widening doors, installing a lift or toilet

How to get the product VAT free

To get the product VAT free your disability has to qualify. For VAT purposes, you’re disabled or have a long-term illness if:

+ You have a physical or mental impairment that affects your ability to carry out  everyday activities, for example blindness
+ You have a condition that’s treated as chronic sickness, like diabetes
+ You’re terminally ill

You don’t qualify if you’re elderly but able-bodied, or if you’re temporarily disabled.

For information, click here: Vat-relief

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