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1502 Madison Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21217

American Legion Federal Post No. 19



Members who enroll in the Paid Up For Life program become, as the name implies, American Legion members for life. Through PUFL, Legionnaires pay a one-time fee to gain lifetime membership in the Legion.

  • To enroll, Legionnaires must be in good standing and must have held a valid membership card for the current year.

  •  Post adjutants certify members' good standing before forwarding PUFL applications.PUFL is not a discounted membership and was only established for convenience.

  •  Enrollment costs are based on two factors: applicants' age and the current annual dues of the post the applicant wishes to join.

  • Total post dues include the department and national per capita, plus a portion retained by the post.

  • PUFL membership fees are non-refundable.Applications for PUFL membership must be completed and submitted to the post adjutant or finance officer.

  • Payment should accompany the application, which the post reviews and endorses, then forwards to department headquarters.

  • From there, the application is sent to national headquarters for final processing.National Headquarters offers a Time Payment Plan to purchase a PUFL membership.

  •  The plan allows members to make monthly payments for PUFL.

  • The total membership fee must be paid in full within 12 months, and a minimum of 10 percent must accompany the application.

  • No interest or service charge is added.

  •  The member will be sent payment coupons to remit monthly to National Headquarters.Each PUFL member receives a permanent plastic card, as well as an annual paper card to verify continuing membership in The American Legion.

  • The annual card is mailed in June or July of each year.

  • Upon request, a replacement card can be provided at no charge.

To become a PUFL (Paid Up For Life) member click on the link below, it is a fillable application. After filling out the application. Print and give it to our adjutant.


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