MP’s result for TA members

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SHEFFIELD MP Meg Munn has helped to solve a benefits problem for unemployed people who are members of the Territorial Army.

The Labour politician, who represents Heeley, raised the issue of a mandatory 15-day training camp affecting jobless TA soldiers’ unemployment benefits because they are not supposed to work more than 16 hours a week.

She said: “For families dependent on benefit there is disruption which means they can find themselves without money for several weeks. There can be the need to re-apply for benefits and the consequences can make rejoining the TA too much of a problem.”

Employment Secretary Chris Grayling has promised to make changes to the system after Ms Munn’s concerns.

He said: “I have asked my officials to take forward a change.”