You may claim a refund on VAT for certain aids and appliances used by your child with special needs to help with independent living. The rule is that it must be specifically for your child and assist them in some way. Leisure items are off the list but find below some examples:

  • Braille books
  • Commode chairs
  • Communication aids
  • Domestic aids
  • Hoists and lifts
  • Stair lifts
  • Walk-in baths

This list can be expanded especially if an Occupation Therapist prescribes a piece of equipment.