Claiming DLA on line? Do not use up to date tech or a smartphone.

I saw this this morning and re tweeted it and think it is worthy of a mention here.

We have posted before about the amazing waste the government creates in introducing IT systems and it looks as though they have not learnt a thing from their failures.

The computer system claimants are encouraged?? use to claim the DLA & some other benefits only seems to work with outdated tech as described here in ComputerWorldUK 

You are likely to have problems if you use Internet Explorer 7, 8, 9 and 10, Windows Vista or a smartphone. Clearing temporary internet files may help but you may wish to claim in another way.
There is also a high risk that if you use browsers not listed below, including Chrome, Safari or Firefox, the service will not display all the questions you need to answer. This is likely to prevent you from successfully completing or submitting the form.”

Sampb has also written a good post on the subject: Want to claim DLA Online, Make Sure You Use an Outdated and Insecure Computer

So this is a system that I presume is supposed to make claiming Disability Living Allowance easier? How can that possibly be the case when it is not even up to date.

I have long thought this Government was treating people with disabilities cruelly and unfairly and this is yet another sign that yes indeed they are.


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