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Well over half of all veterans eligible for DAV membership have already joined our ranks. Asked why they joined in a recent survey, they overwhelmingly cited DAV service.

More than 200,000 vets and members of their families seek out DAV’s professional service every year. They need counseling on the full range of benefits for veterans and their families.

They need help with disability compensation, VA pension, death benefits, VA medical care, Social Security disability benefits, veterans’ job programs, and so much more.

They get that help – expert help – from other disabled vets who have undergone the stiffest training program in veterans’ affairs. An all-new, high-tech training program is making sure DAV National Service Officers (NSOs) will always remain the best.

And vets like the fact that the DAV gets no government funding. They know that DAV is on their side.

Finally, at the highest level of appeal within the Department of Veterans Affairs, the DAV represents more clients than all other veterans’ groups combined.

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DAV Membership

Who is Eligible? Any man or woman, who:

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

DAV Auxiliary

Who belongs in the DAV Auxiliary?
• Family and extended family members of veterans who were
disabled or died in military service.
• Family and extended family members of veterans who have
served in the military service without sustaining injury.
• Family and extended family members of those in active military service.
• Family and extended family of Auxiliary members who are not otherwise eligible for membership.
• DAV members.
Every person who is eligible should belong to the DAV Auxiliary if they believe in protecting the rights of disabled veterans and their families.
The Auxiliary needs you and you need the DAV Auxiliary
There are two types of senior membership in the DAV Auxiliary;  annual membership and life membership. Information about both are on the application on the back of this brochure. Your annual membership will lend strong support to our battle to defend disabled veterans and their families. And with a life membership, you’ll seal your commitment to the Auxiliary, your veteran and your family for life.Junior Membership
The DAV Auxiliary encourages Junior member involvement in all programs of the organization. Learning by example, juniors experience first-hand the rewards of volunteerism and service to the community as well as the significance of honoring our nation’s veterans. Children who are age 17 or under may belong the Auxiliary’s Junior organization.