Whether you're active-duty or retired from the military, you are eligible to join if you meet our eligibility requirements. Click here for requirements.

Yes. VFW Service Officers are trained professionals, skilled in navigating the complex VA claims process and helping veterans to recover billions in VA benefits and compensation each year. Whether you're just preparing to file a claim or considering filing an appeal to your disability rating, we can help you find a local VFW Service Officer in your area to get the assistance you've earned - free of charge. And you don't have to be a member to take advantage of this service. Please call the Post at 1-847-356-9848 & ask for the Post Commander.

Since its founding in 1899, the VFW has enacted many programs and services geared to meet the current needs of America's service members, veterans, and military families, as well as to meet community needs worldwide. VA claims assistance, legislative advocacy, troop support programs, youth activities, community service, and scholarships are a few of the ways we work to give back to those who've given so much for all of us. 

Per the Congressional Charter By-Law Article 1 Sec. 104 - Admission Fees and Dues - each Post shall determine its annual dues and establish an admission fee to be charged to its new members as prescribed in the Department and National By-Laws. Our dues are $45 annually, or we do have lifetime memberships available at a discount.