Larry E. Bennett Post 255


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Paid Up For Life Membership - PUFL

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.

To find out how much it would cost for you to become a PUFL member visit www.legion.org/pufl web site to get a personalized quote. You can print an application to mail in or just complete and submit an application online.

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.

The Department of Kansas does not participate in PUFL, since it sponsors its own life membership program. For more information about Kansas' program, members and posts should contact department headquarters at (785) 232-9315.What is a Paid-Up-For-Life Membership? 

If you have any questions, contact us (Post 255) at (619) 477-3055.