Originally Posted by Mellor
You prob won't get the 457 granted until after 1st July. So'll still be on a 417 until its granted (if you are on a bridging in the meantime, it will have same conditions as 417). So you'll keep getting LAFHA for the rest of this tax year anyway. After which you won't get it on 457.
I would eb so grateful if someone could give me some advice. I see some of you are in a similar situation to me and well I would just loev to chekc a couple of things.
I am currently working as a contractor (for a major company that is already set up for Lafha) since March, on a 417 visa. I applied and got the job before I arrived in Australia.
As I said I am currently on a 417 visa and was informed back in March by the recruiter that I did not qualify for Lafha.
Having read up on the internet on various forums, I wasn't so sure this was the case. I spoke to HR in the company and asked them to look into it further. Their response was that only 457 visa holders got Lafha.
Could someone please in a similar position (i.e. working on a 417) confirm their situation if they are recieving LAFHA. It adds up to quite a lot that I have missed out on and I really would like to have a bit to go on when I get back to HR again about this issue.
Thank you soo so much in advance!