One days Pay Scheme

Are you in, does it benefit you? Recently heard that only 1 in 5 soldiers are currently part of one day's pay scheme.

What would make you join or is it a lost money in your eyes? :?
It's something that they made you sign in to at the JLR RCT/ROAC. Supposedly good for you if you ever get injured and leave the Corps.

Someone out there must have full knowledge of what it gives you or find a link!!! Anyone?
One Days Pay Scheme

As a large corps we, the RLC, can exert a powerful influence if we pool our resources, from a strong financial position we are able to look after one another and our families if they are in need. The pay scheme is the means by which we can show we care. It is not compulsory for you to join, but you must read the small handout “Your Day’s Pay Scheme Explained”, if you do not have a copy then ask the Sqn Chief Clerk.
Whilst some of it goes to benevolent and sporting funds for Corps members (and ex members too), some (too much) is regularly wasted on that pathetic rag, The Sustainer
BigRed said:
What would make you join or is it a lost money in your eyes? :?
Understand what it does, I'm in and benefitting. Just wondered on the rest of the RLC, is it viewed as a good thing or wasted cash that the Corps tries to get you to sign up to.

Apols if Q was misleading.
BigRed said:
What would make you join or is it a lost money in your eyes? :?
Understand what it does, I'm in and benefitting. Just wondered on the rest of the RLC, is it viewed as a good thing or wasted cash that the Corps tries to get you to sign up to.

Apols if Q was misleading.


Our fund in The light Infantry gives you life membership of the association for a days pay which when I joined was a bargain £6.05 per day! Lasts a lifetime and I have seen it put to good use! I dare say that your corps fund although now with a larger loading will hopefully have a laregr donation base to draw upon!
My son benefited with a large grant for a piece of medical equipment that I was not in a position to buy. But with the RBL and the RLC association it was purchased, still try and encourage the lads and lasses to opt in. You never know whats round the corner.

Heard the story about a WO2, who passed away his family approached the Association for financial help but were informed that as he had not paid into the one day scheme they were not in a position to help.
I am a retired member of both the RAOC & RLC Associations. The RAOC Charitable Trust gives aid to all former members including those who re-badged into the RLC, & AGC or other Corps whether they paid into the RAOC One Days Pay Scheme before 1993 or not.

If the RLC do not do the same it is disgusting if true. But I can find no referance in the Rules of the RLC Association Trust that covers this, and will take it up with the RLC Association for clarification.
I signed up shortly before deepcut pounded any sense of corps pride I had into dust
I can't wait to make my application to the Corps fund (Signals that is) when I'm too old to climb the stairs, pish me pants and tweak every sexy nurses arrse for giggles.... :)
The ODP helps with a huge contribution to skiing, and if you're an offr, the one and a half days pay scheme also make a tidy contribution to the central WOs' and Sgts' mess. Thanks.
I am in two minds about wheteer to withdraw from the ODPS.

I know they spend a lot of money on sports (if you have time to do it and your sense of duty doesn't get in the way), and drums, and really important things that go on round Deepcut. BUT, I noted that in the year when a Sgt dropped dead in Italy, a Maj was killed in Germany, a Cpl was killed in the UK and a Sgt kileld in Germany, there were no monies given to any families, as confirmed in the annual statement. I am sure that these men all contributed to it, but stand corrected if not.
I was pretty much forced into signing up for it as a young, niave lad in the ACC.

I have never benefitted from it, but at the same time I have never rreally missed the money...

At the end of the day, if someone in the Corps is benefitting from the money I put in, whether it be through disability or hard times, then that is good enough for me.
I use to do it but very disapointed to find out surprise surprise that it's being spent on sports and skiiing (another no shocker) I was told that it was to help with welfare and old boys who'd fallen on hard times not give track suit soldiers discounted holidays. Maybeif it got back to whatit was supposed to be about ie looking after people who need asssintance(how many of our ex-corps are sleeping rough for example) many more will sign up for the scheme. I'm sure you can have the amount taken out over payments through out the year making it easier on the pay packet
31 DECEMBER 2005'

7. The Army Benevolent Fund received a grant of £50K from The Royal Logistic Corps in 2005, such grants being in accord with the Day’s Pay Scheme philosophy. Elements of the Forming Corps are net recipients from the Army Benevolent Fund and our contributions help to balance this.

8. The Royal Logistic Corps has assumed total responsibility for all serving soldier benevolence with the Forming Corps accepting a pro-rata share of any grant where the majority of service was with that cap badge. In 2005, 353 benevolent or welfare cases received grants totalling some £116K. The number of cases is steadily increasing as is the relative complexity and cost of each case, which averaged £328. In 2005 The RLC took responsibility for funding case where applicants had RLC and RAOC, RPC or ACC service up to a case value of £1,000. For cases above £1,000 grants are split on a pro-rata basis. From 1 October 2004 The RLC took management responsibility for all RPC cases, as a precursor to formal convergence, recovering the cost, as appropriate from the RPC Association.

10. An additional benefit to a Day’s Pay Scheme subscriber is the Medical Discharge Grant Scheme, now in its seventh year. In 2005, some £27K was paid to 67 eligible medically discharged soldiers to assist with their enforced return to civilian life, an average grant of £405 per claimant. In 2005 the amount payable was £60 per year of service to a maximum of 10 years.

11. All serving members of the Corps and those retired members of The RLC Association are kept in touch with the many aspects of Corps activities through the medium of the Corps journal “The Sustainer”, published six times a year. We also published our seventh professional ‘Review’; a total annual publication and distribution cost of some 103K.


13. Grants totalling some £227K were made to support recreation with Corps Sport at £186K and adventurous training activities £41K and this remains a major item of our expenditure with direct benefit to our soldiers.

9. All members of The Royal Logistic Corps contributing to the Day’s Pay Scheme continue to be covered for accidental death or injury whilst off duty, under a Group Insurance Scheme. The premium paid in 2005 was £18K for death or injury benefit of up to £5K per accident. No claims were paid.

So in balance, I think it could be very worth while especially if you do sport. Keep the charity for ex-mambers and MDs up and get the families of those who died some cash. We want to contribute safe in the knowledge we will be looked after if we fall on hard times or worse.

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