Unfortunately, stairlift grants are not available everywhere in the UK and the eligibility factors may also vary.
If, for whatever reason, you don’t qualify for a grant but are still struggling for money towards a much-needed stairlift, there are other options.
Your stairlift options with Senior Stairlifts
At Senior Stairlifts, we offer rental stairlifts for when you need temporary access to one. This is often an affordable way to get the short-term aid that you require. One of the great benefits of rental stairlifts is that you can use them without any upfront expense. We are transparent about all our maintenance fees and plans, so speak to one of our engineers today for more information about rental stairlifts.
We also offer reconditioned stairlifts, which are equally high-quality and affordable options for those who require a stairlift but are struggling financially. Our experienced team of engineers specialise in bringing stairlifts back to life so you can rest assured of their reliability and condition.
Our reconditioned stairlifts are never older than 12 months and go through a rigorous process before they’re deemed safe. We know exactly where all our stairlifts come from, as they often come from our own customers that choose to donate their unit or simply no longer need it.
The cost of purchasing and installing a stairlift can be a significant expense to many families. If you meet the requirements of HMRC’s definition of ‘chronically sick or disabled’, however, you may be eligible for VAT Relief.
To see if you qualify, you’ll need to fill out a User VAT Declaration form. Eligible customers won’t have to pay any VAT at the time of purchase, which will take a chunk off the total lift price.
In addition, if you’re over the age of 60, you might be eligible to reduced VAT on your stairlift and any other mobility aid.