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Is the LAFHA still a thing?

Old Oct 14th 2021, 12:14 am
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Default Is the LAFHA still a thing?

I found this a huge help when I migrated to Australia, and was able to claim for heaps of stuff including rent and food for the entire family - it was like the ATO was giving money away and my old employer was happy to play ball so who was I to refuse.

Out of interest, is this still something that new migrants are able to claim?

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Old Oct 14th 2021, 5:43 am
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Default Re: Is the LAFHA still a thing?

Originally Posted by Brisbannite
I found this a huge help when I migrated to Australia, and was able to claim for heaps of stuff including rent and food for the entire family - it was like the ATO was giving money away and my old employer was happy to play ball so who was I to refuse.

Out of interest, is this still something that new migrants are able to claim?
IIRC it was nothing to do with being a new migrant, you were only considered to be "living away from home" if on a temporary visa. Permanent migrants generally didn't qualify unless they were FIFo workers.
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Default Re: Is the LAFHA still a thing?

Yes, I was on a temporary visa back then. The LAFHA came in very useful and, when the time came, the same employer stumped up the fees for permanent residency too.
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