DISABILITY benefits are always an emotive subject (Letters, December 21). The new work capability assessments are obviously meant to separate the genuine from those swinging the lead.

If, as stated, 41 per cent of claimants found fit for work appealed, and 38 per cent of those succeeded, it means that 84 per cent of claimants who were found fit to do some sort of work could actually do so.

Percentage figures can always be used to bolster an argument but can never tell the whole human story.

Let’s hope that in the critical jobs market, work has been found by claimants and they have not had to move from disability to job seekers’ benefits.

Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington.