Wheelchair deemed a 'fire risk' meant rightful benefits could not be claimed
The BBC reported that Charles Foreman, from Leicestershire, who has a back condition, had his benefits stopped in 2011.
The 53-year-old was turned away from an assessment on the first floor of a health centre in 2013 because providers Atos said his chair was a "fire risk".
Atos's contract ended early in March over "significant quality failures".
Last year he was turned away from an assessment related to his Incapacity Benefit at a building in Rutland Street, Leicester, because Atos was "unable to allow access" to people with walking aids.
It claimed the number of stairs they would need to descend in a fire posed a fire risk.
The company apologised for turning Mr Foreman away last year and said it offered alternative options to wheelchair users who were asked to attend appointments at the government-owned building.
At the tribunal, he was told his Disability Living Allowance, now called the Personal Independence Payment, will be reinstated and backdated to 2012.
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