VFW Eligibility Information
The fundamental differences between our organization and other veterans organizations, and one in which we take great pride, are our eligibility qualifications. There are three primary requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) U.S. Citizen or U.S. National (2) Honorable service in the Armed Forces of the United States (3) Service entitling the applicant to the award of a recognized campaign medal or as set forth in the Congressional Charter and By-Laws and Manual of Procedure and Ritual.
Your dues of just $38.00 will cover the cost of your membership for a full year
- Avoid annual dues and renewals.
- Maintain your membership in any Post you choose, worldwide!
- Never pay an increase in dues — Guaranteed!
- Receive a 10% discount on exclusive VFW Store merchandise for the first year.
Age attained Payment in Full Installment Plan Option
on Dec. 31st Total: Initial Fee: 11 payments of:
Through Age 30 $425.00 $45.00 $38.64
31-40 $410.00 $45.00 $37.27
41-50 $375.00 $45.00 $34.09
51-60 $335.00 $45.00 $30.45
61-70 $290.00 $45.00 $26.36
71-80 $225.00 $45.00 $20.45
81 and over $170.00 $45.00 $15.45
Payment Plan Terms & Conditions: The VFW Life Membership installment plan allows any VFW member/applicant to purchase a Life Membership by making an initial payment of $45.00 and (11) monthly payments. The member will be issued an annual membership card and can elect, upon receipt of the first monthly invoice, to pay via check, credit card or ACH Debit. The applicable Life Membership fee is to be determined from the schedule using the applicant’s age on Dec. 31 of the installment plan year in which the application is submitted, regardless of actual date of birth. A permanent Life Membership card will be issued upon completion of this agreement