Join BVA!

By becoming a BVA member, you are not only supporting our free programs for blinded veterans, you are also lending your voice to the Association as we advocate for policies and issues that affect every blinded veteran. With over 50 Regional Groups around the country, you can also take part on a local level in social events and raising awareness of the challenges facing blinded veterans.

How to Become a Member

You can join BVA now by contacting BVA Membership Coordinator Cecilia Montenegro at 202-371-8880, Ext. 315, or by email , to request a Membership Application or Renewal Form. For new members, BVA requires certain supporting documents to accompany the application, see "Required Documents for New BVA Members" for full details.

You can also download the application via the links below and mail it to:

BVA National Headquarters
125 N. West Street, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print the .PDF file. A brochure outlining the features and benefits of being a BVA member is also available from regional group officers and BVA volunteer offices nationwide.

Who Is Qualified?

Any legally blinded veteran who was honorably discharged from service can join BVA as a member, regardless of how or when they lost their vision.

Types of BVA Membership:


A lifelong membership with a one-time payment as shown below.

If you are a veteran that is:

$20.00 Life/Associate Life Membership Promotion Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 1, 2017

66 years old and older:     was $50.00   Savings $30.00 
61 years - 65 years:         was $63.00   Savings $43.00
55 years - 60 years:         was $75.00   Savings $55.00
45 years - 54 years:         was $88.00   Savings $68.00
44 years old or younger:  was $100.00   Savings $80.00

Life Membership: Impairment of sight or vision is determined to be service-connected (In the line of Duty) by the VA or DOD

Associate Life Membership: Impairment of sight or vision is not determined to be service-connected (not Incurred in the line of Duty) by the VA or DOD


BVA offers free Life Membership for any blinded veteran that served during World War II (December 7, 1941- December 31, 1946). To qualify for this Membership, BVA requires that you submit a World War II Discharge Document, such as a DD214, Separation Certificate, or VA rating decision showing service dates.

Dues: FREE