VFW Eligibility Requirements - Are You Eligible?

The fundamental difference between our organization and other veterans organizations, and one in which we take great pride, is our eligibility qualifications. The VFW welcomes all who meet our eligibility criteria. It's through service to this country that all our membership has earned their elite status.

If you have received a campaign medal for overseas service; have served 30 consecutive or 60 non-consecutive days in Korea; or have ever received hostile fire or imminent danger pay, then you're eligible to join our ranks.

It's not the price you pay for membership - It's the price you pay to be eligible.

The information is to be used for guideline purposes only. The separation document or DD-214 MUST reflect campaign medal service to establish eligibility.

  • Service in Korea without the issuance of a campaign medal can be established with additional support documentation.
  • Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger Pay can be established with pay records.