In line with the VAT Act 1994, individuals who are chronically sick or disabled can claim VAT Relief on any product that has a "without VAT" price. 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 affect on their ability to carry out everyday activities - Has a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (e.g. diabetes) - Is terminally ill
A person with a temporary injury like a broken leg would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who is otherwise well and non-disabled. The following conditions may also qualify for VAT relief in some circumstances; Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Oedema, Heart Disease, Stroke.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are unsure please ask your GP or health visitor as we are not able to give medical advice or diagnosis.
To claim VAT relief online at sandpipershoes.com, you must create or log into an existing Sandpiper online account and then complete the VAT declaration section when checking out. NOTE: IT IS AN OFFENSE TO MAKE A FALSE DECLARATION