What is Disabled VAT Relief?
VAT Relief is where you don’t need to pay VAT on marked products if you are chronically sick or disabled, the item addresses the specific needs of the chronic sickness or disability and the product is for personal or domestic use.
Who is eligible for VAT relief?
To be eligible for VAT relief the government says you have to fit the following criteria. You must be a person who is ‘chronically sick or disabled’ i.e. an individual
- with a physical or mental impairment which has a long-term and substantial adverse effect upon his/her ability to carry out everyday activities;
- with a condition which the medical profession treats as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.
- who is terminally ill, or
- a registered Charity which intends to make the goods available to chronically sick or disabled individuals
I'm buying for someone else can I still claim VAT relief?
You can claim VAT relief if you’re buying on behalf of another person, who is chronically sick or disabled, or a registered charity that will provide this item to people that are.
Which products are eligible for VAT relief?
VAT Relief only applies to items that aid someone who is chronically sick or disabled. Examples of such products are Mobility Aids, Bath Aids, Vision Aids & many more daily living aids and home care equipment.
If an item is displayed with a VAT Symbol, or shown as a "VAT Relief Eligible Item" on our site, you are entitled to buy it as such.
How do I get the VAT relief?
In order to claim VAT relief, sign into your Superdrug.com account, and add your product to the basket, you’ll then be prompted to complete a questionnaire and declaration to confirm that the information is correct. The VAT component of the normal price will then be deducted from the cost of the item you wish to purchase.