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.
WHO IS QUALIFIED
Any person having been, or being, in the Armed Forces of the United States shall be eligible if he/she has sustained an impairment of sight or vision, which is defined as Central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with corrective lenses, or a Visual field restriction of no greater than 20 degrees or less in the better eye.
TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP
LIFE /ASSOCIATE LIFE MEMBERSHIP
PAYMENT SCHEDULE ONE TIME FEE OF $25
DEFINITION OF MEMBERSHIP
(1) Life Membership (LM): Impairment of sight or vision is determined to be service-connected (In the line of Duty) by the VA or DOD
(2) Associate Life Membership (ALM): Impairment of sight or vision is not determined to be service-connected (not Incurred in the line of Duty) by the VA or DOD
HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP (HLM) (WWII)
PAYMENT SCHEDULE: FREE
DEFINITION OF MEMBERSHIP
BVA offers free Life Membership for any legally blind veteran that served during World War II (December 7, 1941- December 31, 1946). Honorary Members shall have no direct voice or vote of any kind in the affairs of the Association, but may submit suggestions or recommendations for the consideration of the Association and attend meetings. Qualified Honorary Members are eligible for appointment to The National Chaplain and National Sergeant-at-Arms by The National Board of Directors.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
You can join BVA now by contacting BVA Membership Coordinator
Maria Ingegneri at
202-371-8880, Ext. 315, or by email MIngegneri@bva.org , to request a Membership Application or Renewal Form. For new members, BVA requires certain supporting documents to accompany the application. You can also download the application via the links below and mail it to:
BVA National Headquarters
ATTN: Membership Coordinator
1101 King Street, Suite 300
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.
PDF_Individual Membership Application (New Address) (pdf)
Word_Individual Membership Application (New Address) (docx)