Mattress Genie
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Mattress Genie

Mattress Genie
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£106.95 Excluding VAT
£128.34 Including VAT

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You can declare if you are eligible for VAT relief at the checkout.


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The Mattress Genie is an innovative product, designed as an adjustable alternative to foam bed wedges or pillows and an inexpensive alternative to pricey profiling beds. The Mattress Genie consists of two components, a small electric pump and an inflatable air chamber. Simply place the air chamber beneath the head of the mattress, attach the hose to the pump and then control the inflation with a small illuminous handset. Installation takes a couple of minutes and transforms your old bed into an adjustable electric bed.

You can raise the head of your bed up to a maximum height of 26" and any height inbetween, using the 'Up' button on the handset and if you want to then deflate it, simply press the 'Flat' button and the air chamber will deflate in moments, leaving the bed completely flat and the air chamber undetectable. Available in three size options to fit single, double and king-size beds, the Mattress Genie can lift a maximum weight of 1000lbs (70st) for the king-size.

The Mattress Genie will work on any sort of bed (excluding waterbeds), requires no straps and doesn't cause the mattress to slide down the bed, an issue with some mattress variators.

Medical experts recommend sleeping in an elevated position to alleviate conditions such as acid reflux, sinus congestion and snoring. The Mattress Genie is also ideal for assisting those who have difficulty in getting in and out of bed. Nursing mothers also love the Mattress Genie because it supports the ideal feeding position. It is also ideal for those recuperating from upper body surgery, where they need to rest in an elevated position.

  • The adjustable alternative to bulky foam bed wedges
  • The affordable alternative to expensive hospital beds
  • Turns any bed into an adjustable bed with just the touch of a button
  • Flattens when not in use, eliminating storage of bulky foam wedges
  • Head elevation helps with acid reflux, nasal congestion and snoring
  • Excellent for nursing mums
  • Great for reading or watching TV in bed
  • Elevates the head of your bed up to 26” and can lift up to 1000 pounds
  • Easy installation sets up in less than 2 minutes
  • Works with all mattresses except waterbeds
  • Hand control illuminates for night time use
  • Available in three sizes
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Product CodeMGEN
ManufacturerBentley Fielden
ConditionNew

VAT relief on products and services for disabled people

VAT is a tax that you pay as a consumer when you buy goods and services in the European Union (EU), including the United Kingdom. In the UK the standard rate for VAT is 20 per cent.

Disabled people don't have to pay VAT when they buy equipment that has been designed solely for disabled people, or on the adaptation of equipment so they can use it.

Also, VAT is not charged on certain services provided to disabled people, including some building work to adapt a disabled person's home and the hire of disability equipment like wheelchairs.

Goods and services on which you don't have to pay VAT are often referred to as 'zero-rated' or 'eligible for VAT relief'. In other words, the rate of VAT that is charged on them is zero.

The rules about VAT reliefs for disabled people are complex. Not everything that is supplied to disabled people is zero-rated for VAT.

Who is eligible for VAT relief

VAT law states that you must be 'chronically sick or disabled' to qualify for VAT relief.

A person is 'chronically sick or disabled' if they:

  • Have a physical or mental impairment that has a long-term and severe effect on their ability to carry out everyday activities
  • Have a condition that doctors treat as a chronic sickness (like diabetes, for example) or are terminally ill

A person with a temporary injury like a broken leg would not qualify, nor would a frail older person who was otherwise well and non-disabled.

A product or service must also be supplied for the 'personal or domestic use' of a chronically sick or disabled person to qualify for zero-rating. Things not covered by this include:

  • Products and services used for business purposes
  • Products made widely available for a group of people to use
  • Products and services supplied to people who are staying or living in a hospital or nursing home, as part of their medical or surgical treatment or with any form of care

Products that are eligible for VAT relief

Some examples of products that are zero-rated for VAT are:

  • Wheelchairs
  • Some medical and surgical appliances - like artificial limbs, for example electrically or mechanically adjustable beds chair or stair lifts
  • Computer software or hardware designed specifically for disabled people
  • Gadgets and devices that are designed solely to make everyday tasks easier for disabled people, like kettle tippers vehicles that have been adapted for use by a disabled wheelchair or stretcher user

Services that are eligible for VAT relief

Services that are eligible for zero-rating include:

  • The servicing, maintenance and installation of disability equipment
  • Adaptation work on equipment or appliances so a disabled person can use them
  • Some building alterations to a disabled person's home
  • The hire of qualifying disability equipment

Motor vehicles

If you are a wheelchair or stretcher user, you should not have to pay VAT when you buy a motor vehicle that has been substantially and permanently adapted for your personal use. A wheelchair user is defined as anyone who has to use a wheelchair - powered or manual - in order to be mobile.

Any adaptation work that is done on an unadapted vehicle to make it suitable for a disabled person's condition, whether or not that person is a wheelchair user, is also eligible for zero-rating. However, there is no VAT relief on the purchase of an unadapted vehicle.

For more information, read the notice 'Motor vehicles for disabled people' on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Read the notice 'Motor vehicles for disabled people' on the HMRC website (opens new window)

Equipment How VAT reliefs work

Before you pay for any product or service, check that it qualifies for zero-rating and that the supplier is registered for VAT.

When you buy a zero-rated product or service, you may have to sign a form declaring that you have a chronic illness or disability and what it is. You must also declare that the product or service is for your own 'personal or domestic use'. The supplier should have copies of this form.

You can then buy the product or service at a price that excludes VAT. You don't have to pay VAT and then reclaim it from the government - it will be taken off the purchase price before you pay.

You can find an example of the declaration form in the 'VAT reliefs for disabled people' notice on the HM Revenue & Customs website.

Read the 'VAT reliefs for disabled people' notice on the HM Revenue & Customs website (opens new window)

More information

You can find out more about VAT reliefs for disabled people on the HM Revenue & Customs website. If you cannot find the answer to your questions there, you can call their Charities Helpline, which covers VAT reliefs for disabled people.

Telephone: 0845 302 02 03


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