I was made redundant a few weeks ago and I'm currently going through the process of making a claim for unemployment benefit. The sticking point at the moment is my work for the TA which they class as a part time job. I'm nationally recruited TA so this month i will be doing two days, nothing next month, then two days in July then nothing till mid October when we have our camp. The question is how many hours would I work if i do a weekend (sat am till mid day sunday)? If its more than 16 then I have to sign off then sign on again on the Monday! I know that i will actually be there for far more than 16 hours but how many hours would the Army class it as? The DHSS don't appear to be able to help me with this,its kind of like they have never come across this situation before and no one is answering the phone at my unit.