Survivor Benefits Package

A survivor benefits package is available to the families of deceased blinded veterans. When BVA is made aware of a member's passing, the package is sent automatically. To request one, send an email message to the BVA Membership Coordinator at or call toll free 1-800-669-7079.

Estate Planning

To request a free copy of the Estate Planning Guide, call toll free 800-669-7079 and ask for Lindsay Ruais or the Department of Development. When calling during hours other than 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, follow the prompts provided on the telephone. Parties interested in the guide may also request it by faxing Lindsay at 202-371-8258 or via email at

Regional Group Manual

The BVA Regional Group Manual can be downloaded below. The Manual is currently being updated by a committee, so the version below is provided for references purposes, but please be aware that sections of it may be out of date. Click here for more information about BVA's Regional Groups .
Regional Group Manual
(Microsoft Word Document)