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Eligibility Requirements:

  • Live within the United States
  • Any military branch combat injured veteran post 9-11 who served in active combat duty in Iraq or Afghanistan.
  • Applicant must be rated with a minimum of 30% IN ONE INJURY rated by the VA with a combined rating of no less than 50%
  • Medically or honorably discharged or retired.
  • One or any of combat badges or ribbons representing combat duty: Purple Heart, OEF/OIF Badge, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan.
  • Applicant rated at 70% or above by the VA and has a caregiver, the caregiver may apply for the program along with veteran to assist them.

Required Documents:

These documents will be required to upload in the application link below. Be prepared prior when filling out application. 

  • A completed application.
  • Copy of DD-214 with your social security # blacked out showing post 9/11 combat deployments to Iraq and/or Afghanistan (OIF, OEF). One or any of combat badges or ribbons representing combat duty or a Purple Heart.
  • VA Narrative % Rating Letter–This is the VA explanation papers with your % rating containing an explanation of each injury. Your generic service connected % cover letter is not acceptable. Minimum of 30% IN ONE INJURY rated by the VA with a combined rating of no less than 50%.Documentation that does not list the breakdown of your ratings will not be accepted as it does not meet the eligibility criteria.
  • Photograph of applicant in service or current photograph. NO SELFIES.
  • If requesting caregiver membership;
    • Applying veteran must be rated 70% or greater to be eligible for a caregiver membership
    • Documentation for VA certified caregiver
      • VA Certified Caregiver Certificate, stipend or Caregiver ID Card
    • A 100-word minimum letter of why it is necessary for you to have a caregiver accompany you to the gym

All applications are reviewed on a case by case basis and are subject to a review by the CAL Board of Directors.

Upon approval in the CAL program, the wait is contingent on funding availability and donations. Your approval letter will contain program wait time and “steps to expect” details.

 

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Ryan Betts, USArmy
Tyler Anderson, USArmy