Hoping someone can help me here. I'm due to be mobilised for Herrick some months in the future but before then I am likely to need to do some training here and there. This means I will need to take unpaid leave from my employer. I have been doing some swotting up today. From what I can gather I cannot have my army pay made up to my civi pay until I receive a call-out notice as per RFA 1996 and obviously I won't have one for my training. Trouble is my TA pay is a bit less than my civi pay - is there anyway I can make it equal or am I just going to have to struggle? I'm looking at probably a few weeks of TA training before going and its going to be quite a hit. I think my pension is sorted as I'm in the local government pension which says that if I take reserve forces leave of absence and my TA pay is less than my civi pay my contributions are deemed paid which helps cut the gap a bit but considering my TA pay is taxed at BR and my national insurance comes out at 11% on my entire gross pay it seems like I'm going to have some cash-flow problems because I'll have to claim tax and NICs back. Am I just going to have to soldier on or is there some help for me out there? We're not talking obscene amounts of money (if I got 13% X-Factor my army pay would be more) but I don't have much disposable income as it is. Seems a bit of a gap in the help available. The first thing my employer said when I told them about my probable mobilisation was "we're not going to have to pay you are we" so any help from them financially is unlikely. I've also used up my 2 week extra paid leave this year for a trade course back earlier in the year. I'm wondering if maybe my employer (a council) might let me take my 2 weeks for next year this year (as I ain't going to be doing camp next year if I go!). Anyone else asked for this perchance? I figure if I can come up with an example of somebody else getting that then it might help my argument.