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.

BVA Membership Application Word 2010
(Microsoft Word Document)
BVA Membership Application Word 97-2003
(Microsoft Word Document)
Required Documents for New BVA Members
(Microsoft Word Document)

Who Is Eligible to Join?

You are! 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.

Dues: One-time payment based on age

If you are a veteran that is:

66 years old and older:     $50.00 
61 years - 65 years:         $63.00
55 years - 60 years:         $75.00
45 years - 54 years:         $88.00
44 years old or younger:  $100.00


You can also pay for your Life Membership through our installment plan, with an initial $25 payment with the remaining balance paid within two (2) years.

Dues: Initial Payment of $25, subsequent payments over two years, or until balance is paid in full.


Membership paid for one (1) year and is payable on October 1 annually.

Dues: $15.00 Yearly


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

Is your blindness not service-connected? Not a problem!

You can still join the Blinded Veterans Association by becoming an Associate Life Member; BVA offers two ways to pay dues, either a one-time sum based on your age or an installment plan with an initial payment of $25. You also have the option of joining as an Associate Member for one year.