The Paid-Up-For-Life Membership plan, or PUFL, allows Legionnaires the oppurtunity to pay a lump-sum fee so that their dues are already paid for the coming year and for every year thereafter as long as they live.
PUFL is not a Discount Membership. Rather, it was established for conveniance only, giving members an alternative to paying dues on an annual basis.
The member must be in good standing to become a Paid-Up-For-Life member. To be in good standing, he/she must have a valid membership card for the current year. The Post Adjutant or Finance Officer must certify that member's good standing before forwarding the application.
For the application and process please use this link, http://www.legion.org/join/pufl
Effective June 1, 2016 all previous Paid Up For Life rate charts are superseded and the online version is the only valid rate chart; it is based on post dues of $48.00 or less. If the post’s dues are $48.01 or higher, please call National’s Customer Service number to receive a price quote. If you have any questions, you should contact your department headquarters or call Customer Service at 1-800-433-3318 for assistance.
Lifetime membership can be paid either in one single lump sum or over 12 equal, monthly payments. If a member chooses the Time Pay Plan, payment must be made by credit card only. (Check for online promotions if paying in full.) Once a member fulfills the PUFL membership dues, he/she will be protected from any future dues increases at the post, department or national levels.
All PUFL applications must be submitted to National Headquarters by one of three methods:
1. Online applications: The member can obtain a rate quote online at www.legion.org/pufl. Once the quote is received, the member can opt to apply online and their personal information will appear for confirmation. Once confirmed and payment information is entered, the member clicks “Submit” to finish the application process. Note: If no internet access, the post or department can perform the process. A link to the PUFL application page has been added to myLegion.orgfor posts and departments.
2. Printable applications: The member obtains a rate quote online at www.legion.org/pufl. Once the quote is received, the member can opt to print an application to complete and mail to National Headquarters. The application will be pre-filled with the member’s name, address, birth date, ID number and the total cost of PUFL membership. (Any updates to member’s record can be noted on the application.) The member simply mails the application and payment to National Headquarters at the address on the form. Note: For those without internet access, the application should be printed by the post or department and forwarded to the member for completion. A link to the PUFL application page has been added to myLegion.org for posts and departments.
3. Call Customer Service: Members can speak to a customer service specialist by calling 1-800-433-3318. They can answer questions regarding the PUFL program as well as print and mail PUFL applications or take them over the phone. Note: This should not be considered the primary procedure, as members, posts and departments have this ability.