Disabled American Veterans

Become a DAV Member

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Most importantly, you'll join our powerful community
of 1 million veterans standing together to fight for all veterans.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to become a DAV member?

Any man or woman:

  • Who served in the armed forces during a period of war or under conditions simulating war, AND
  • Was wounded, disabled to any degree, or left with long-term illness as a result of military service, AND
  • Was discharged or retired from military service under honorable conditions.

How much does DAV membership cost?

DAV life membership is $300. We offer flexible payment plans starting at $10 a month. Once you become a member of DAV, you are a member for life.

For veterans age 80 or older, DAV membership is free.

What’s included in DAV member advantages?

As a DAV member, in addition to our programs and free services for veterans, you are entitled to our member advantages, including:

  • Special discounts from companies grateful for your service. Our generous partners include prescription services, car companies, moving services and more.
  • A FREE subscription to DAV Magazine to help you stay up to date on the latest news and information that affects veterans.
  • Special DAV member welcome gifts, including a DAV Life Member pin and a lifeline bracelet to wear on your wrist as a symbol of patriotism and pride.

Plus, when you become a member, you join a powerful community of more than 1 million veterans supporting each other to ensure no veteran ever has to go it alone.

How will my membership dues help veterans?

Membership is the lifeblood of DAV. Our community of over 1 million veterans stands together to ensure our nation keeps its promises to the men and women who served our country.

Your membership dues:

  • Help returning veterans transition back to civilian life by matching them with services that address their physical, emotional, and financial needs.
  • Provide free, professional assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other government benefits earned through service.
  • Advocate for better federal veteran programs, benefits, health care and transition services on Capitol Hill.
  • Link veterans to job training and job assistance programs.
  • Fund rehabilitation programs for veterans with severe disabilities, such as blindness or amputation.

Don't go it alone! Join our email list to learn more about the resources DAV offers all veterans and the advantages that come with DAV membership.

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