We are dedicated to a single purpose: empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America's injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

We proudly provide free, professional assistance to veterans, and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other agencies of government.

Providing outreach concerning its program services to the American people generally, and to disabled veterans and their families specifically;  Representing the interests of disabled veterans, their families, their widowed spouses and their orphans before Congress, the White House and the Judicial Branch, as well as state and local government;  

Extending DAV’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of state-level Departments and local Chapters; and providing a structure through which disabled veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs.



Disabled American Veterans

Why Join?

DAV is an organization of veterans helping veterans. We receive no government funding and look out for our members 100% of the time because we have been in their shoes. We are proud of our 90+ year history of helping our country’s veterans, proud of our record of fighting for your rights and proud of working alongside so many other non-profits and advocacy organizations to make sure that we fulfill our promises to the men and women who have served. Most of all, we are proud to serve our country’s veterans as you so steadfastly served us.

Join 1.3 million of your fellow veterans who have joined DAV to take advantage of the wide range of membership benefits.

Who is Eligible to Join the DAV?

Any man or woman:

  • who was wounded, gassed, injured or disabled in the line of duty during time of war, while in the service of either the military or naval forces of the United States of America, and
  • who has not been dishonorably discharged or separated from such service, or who may still be in active service in the armed forces of the United States of America is eligible for membership in the Disabled American Veterans.  
  • who are disabled while serving with any of the armed forces of any nations associated with the United States of America as allies during any of its war periods, who are American citizens and who are honorably discharged, are also eligible.

How Does Your DAV Membership Benefit You?

In addition to DAV programs and services, members are entitled to a Member Benefits Package, which gives you access to a variety of important programs, products, and services.

  1. Helps returning veterans transition back to civilian life by linking them with services that address their physical, emotional, and financial needs.
  2. Provides free, professional assistance to veterans of all generations in obtaining VA and other government benefits earned through service.
  3. Fights for veterans’ rights on Capitol Hill.
  4. Links veterans to job training and job assistance programs.
  5. Funds rehabilitation programs for veterans with severe disabilities, such as blindness or amputation.

What is the DAV's Dues Structure?

Life membership dues are as follows and may be paid in installments following a minimum $40.00 down payment.

Life membership is permanent.

Age and Amount
80 or older FREE
71 - 79 $140.00 
61 - 70 $180.00
41 - 60 $230.00
40 or younger $250.00

Help the DAV in its effort to help you.  

Sign up for membership today!