MEMBERSHIP

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 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
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.

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

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