Grants for homelifts
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. For general advice about homelift costs, view our guide to homelift prices.
Homelifts and VAT
Most people are eligible for zero rated VAT when purchasing a homelift to aid a disability or chronic illness. There are two types of VAT exemption which provide discounts to chronically ill and disabled people and seniors over 60.
0% VAT – If the person applying suffers chronic illness or is disabled, then this total exemption from VAT will cover them for domestic and personal use. Chronically sick or disabled means the following:
- A physical or mental impairment, which has a long term and adverse effect upon the ability to fulfill everyday activities. This includes conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart conditions etc.
- A condition that is medically certified as a chronic sickness, such as diabetes.
- A person who is terminally ill.
5% VAT relief – If the person applying is over 60, but is NOT eligible for 0% VAT, they can get a reduced rate of 5% VAT, for the supply and installation of a homelift. This reduced rate only applies to homelifts in domestic circumstances.
Am I eligible to get a VAT discount on a homelift?
If you would like to check the conditions for VAT relief, you can view notice 701/7 VAT Relief for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website. Or you can call the National Advice Service on 0845 010 9000.
Form to apply for 0% VAT on a homelift
The person applying must be sure of their VAT relief eligibility before completing the declaration. The products ordered must be for that person only, or installed in a domestic situation.
F124a VAT form with Mobility Aid
Click here to download