Can I claim back VAT if I have a long term medical condition?
The answer is a bit complicated and is decided by HM Revenue and Customs.
Equipment that requires a fitting at a hospital is not VAT exempt therefore when you are set up with FES all of the equipment has to be charged with VAT.
However, for replacements of equipment that is specifically designed for FES are VAT exempt. This means the footswitch lead, footswitch and stimulator pouch are VAT exempt, when ordering replacements.
Other replacement equipment you may need like electrode leads and electrodes is not VAT exempt because it can be used on other equipment that is not specifically used for people with disabilities.