Are you entitled to a VAT reduction? 

VAT is reduced from 20% to 0% on home adaptation products and services for disabled and chronically sick people.

VAT is reduced from 20% to 5% on specific home adaptation products and services for people over 60. 

HM Revenue and Customs Definitions

The HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) determine VAT rates, and when they refer to the term ‘disabled’ they mean ‘chronically sick or disabled’. A person is considered ‘chronically sick or disabled’ if they live with a: 



Note: Where a parent, spouse or guardian acts on behalf of a ‘chronically sick or disabled’ person, the 0% VAT rate is still applied. 

Unfortunately, the 0% VAT rate does not apply to an older person who is not ‘disabled or chronically sick’, nor does it apply to any person who’s only temporarily disabled or incapacitated, for example with a broken leg.

Adaptmyhome are happy to discuss your circumstances to determine if you meet the conditions for reduced or zero rated VAT.

Note: To satisfy the HMRC, we may ask you to complete and sign a HMRC VAT declaration form.

Home adaptations at the reduced 5% VAT rate.

If you are 60 years of age, you are entitled to a reduced VAT rate of 5% on the items listed below. 


Home adaptations at the zero 0% VAT rate.

If you are disabled or chronically sick, you are entitled to a VAT rate of 0% on the items listed below.


– ramps, widening doorways and passages 
– bathrooms, washrooms and lavatories 
– lifts (including stairlifts and Home lifts)
– preparatory, restoration and making goods 
– goods supplied in connection with the       construction services in previous bullet point 
– grant-funded building work 


Don’t worry, Adaptmyhome are happy to meet with you to discuss your circumstances. Just call us on:

029 20 611 277

or, click the link below and fill out our contact form.

Do you have a question? Contact us for more information

Clik here to visit the HMRC page on VAT relief