Lifetime Membership

How does a VFW Lifetime Membership Benefit You?


By becoming a VFW Life Member, you make a lifetime commitment to serving your fellow service members and veterans. That’s something to take great pride in.

You can also enjoy many great benefits of being a life member! You will:

  • 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.

You can become a VFW Life Member by making a one-time payment as shown below. You can also pay for your Life Membership through our installment plan, with an initial $45 payment, with the Life Membership amount billed over an 11-month period as shown in the table below.

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.

Age attained on Dec. 31st Payment in Full Total Installment Plan Initial Fee Installment Plan (11 Payments)
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