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You can become a member by submitting a membership application. The membership application is easy to fill in – our online membership application will guide you in providing the required information.

If we receive all the necessary information on the application form, we can let you know very quickly whether we accept or reject the application. Otherwise, we will contact you separately.

If we can accept your application, we will send you the first membership fee invoice within a couple of weeks. The first day of your membership is the day when you begin paying the membership fee. The earliest possible start date for your membership is the date on which your membership application arrived.

You cannot apply for membership retroactively. Instead, you can apply for membership in advance by stating a date in the future when you would like your membership to begin.

If we do not accept you as a member, we will issue a decision to that effect. You can appeal a rejected membership application by contacting the Social Security Appeal Board.