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You are eligible for membership if you meet these requirements:

Any surviving spouse of any person of the United States military who died while a member of the armed forces of our country, or who died subsequent to such service as a result of an injury or disability incurred during such service, shall be eligible for membership in the chapters of the Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. If there is no chapter organized in the area within which the member resides, the member shall become a member-at-large.


Since we are a unique organization, it is required that Proof of Eligibility be submitted when initially applying for membership. Proof of Eligibility can be emailed to; mailed to Gold Star Wives of America, Inc., PO Box 361986, Birmingham AL 35236; or faxed to Gold Star Wives at 1-205-823-2760. Membership is not final until payment of dues and proof of eligibility has been submitted and accepted.


Proof of Eligibility can be a copy of:

(a) The DIC eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs
(b) If the spouse died on active duty, the DD1300
(c) If the surviving spouse is not receiving DIC, the DD214, the death certificate, and if necessary, other appropriate documentation.


Annual Member Dues:
1 Year Dues: $35.00
2 Year Dues: $70.00
3 Year Dues: $105.00



Life Membership: A non-refundable Life Membership will be offered and a distinctive Membership Card will be issued. The Life Membership will be prorated as follows:

Age 40 and under: $500.00
Age 41 to 55: $400.00
Age 56 to 69: $350.00
Age 70 and up: $200.00 unless
Age 90 years or older: no charge if member has been a paid up member for five (5) consecutive years. Please provide your birth date for Life Membership.


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Contact Us

Birmingham, Alabama Office

P.O. Box 361986

Birmingham, AL 35236

Phone: 1-888-751-6350

Washington DC Office

200 N. Glebe Road Rm 425

Arlington, VA 22203-3755

Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. is a non-profit 501(C)4 National Military Widow/Widowers Service Organization chartered by the United States Congress. Donations are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes but may be deductible as trade or business expenses.
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