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
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP (WWII):
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.
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.