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Free Membership

It is our policy to pay membership dues for the first year for any active military currently serving in a combat situation who wants to join the VFW. Call for details. 630-879-9630

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Eligibility

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The fundamental difference between our Organization and other veteran organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. There are three requisites for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States: (1) Citizenship; (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/or By-Laws.

VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It’s through service to this country that all our membership has earned their elite status.

Detailed eligibility information can be found here:  VFW Eligibility.

Benefits of Membership

Burial Benefits

Range from $1,000 to $5,000 to help members’ families pay for funeral and burial costs. Call 1-800-626-0027, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

$1,000/$1,500 Personal Accident Protection Insurance

No Cost. Ask your Post Quartermaster for a Beneficiary Designation Form.
Call 1-800-821-2606, M-F, 8:30am to 4:00pm, Central Time.

$25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 Personal Accident Protection

Economical group rates for increasing your accident protection insurance.
Call 1-800-821-2606, M-F, 8:30am to 4:00pm, Central Time.

VFW Home and Travel Accident Insurance Plan

Protects you at home plus it features accidental loss of life benefits that increase while you travel. Call 1-800-626-0027, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Group Term Life Insurance

The highest benefit at the most attractive cost. Also available for a member’s spouse and children. Call 1-800-821-2606, M-F, 8:30am to 4:00pm, Central Time.

Hospital Insurance Plan

Helps pay medical insurance deductibles and co-payments. Call 1-800-626-0027, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Return of Premium Insurance Plan

A wide variety of supplemental benefits to help pay the cost of cancer care. Call 1-800-626-0027, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Medicare Supplement Plans

Call 1-800-723-2866, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

CHAMPUS Supplement Plan

Available to CHAMPUS eligible members, their spouse and dependent children, this plan pays most, if not all, of the deductible, co-payments and other allowable charges. Call 1-800-821-2606, M-F, 8:30am to 4:00pm, Central Time.

Birthday Life Insurance

Provides three way insurance protection for members and spouses ages 40-80. The rate never goes up and the benefits never go down due to age. Call 1-800-626-0027, M-F, 8:30am to 6:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Long Term Care Insurance

Available to VFW members, their spouses, parents and parents-in-law. Call 1-800-772-6881, ex.t 3330 and ext. 3331, M-F, 8:30am to 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

Also Available:

VFW Sponsored Vehicle Insurance Plan
Juvenile Life Insurance Plan
Coronary Care/Intensive Care Insurance Plan
National Life Insurance
Modified Whole Life

Non-Insurance Member Benefits

VFW Travel Services

1-800-325-9377

Discounted Car Rentals

Hertz: 1-800-654-2200 and give the VFW CDP Number 164126
Avis: 1-800-331-1212 and give the VFW ID Number AWD-A993500
Alamo: 1-800-732-3232 and give the VFW ID Number BY42592

VFW Sponsored Purchase Power Benefits

1-800-821-2606, M-F, 8:30am to 4:00pm Central Time.

VFW Sponsored VISA® Card

A First USA Bank no annual fee VFW Platinum Visa® or Classic Visa® with a new low rate. Call 1-800-FIRST USA (800-347-7887) to apply.

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Supply Catalog on the National VFW website

VFW Foundation

Protect your assets from excessive taxation, ensure your estate is protected for your heirs, provide yourself or your spouse with a guaranteed lifetime income. 1-816-968-1128.

VFW Credit Union

A full service credit union for members, employees and families of the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary. 1-800-201-0205
New Benefits Coming Soon
Medical Discount Package
VFW Sponsored Viatical Settlements

Get Your Military Service Records

Visit one of the listed sites and request your military service records, military medical records and any military medals and/or awards that you are entitled to. Download the form and complete all the questions. Do not leave any lines blank if possible.

All forms are in PDF format. You will use Adobe Acrobat Reader to read and print these files. If this program is not on your computer you may download it from here for free.

Mail the form to the address listed on the form and be prepared to wait. This work is done by hand and has taken as long as one year. The sooner your request is mailed the sooner your information will be retrieved and received by you.

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Application for Membership

You may fill out a membership application in person at our location or download the Membership Application, Print it, fill-out, and bring it to the VFW Post along with a copy of your DD-214. An annual membership costs $44.00 and includes a year’s subscription to the VFW Magazine, official publication of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.