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I have returned to the Uk after moving to Spain in February 2017. I broke my ankle in spain was operated on but wanted to come back to the UK to be close to my family and friends. I applied for ESA but was refused on Contribution based method. I am now applying for Income Based ESA...I have hardly any money but have just received into my bank account a tax rebate of £800. My current account is maxed out to the limit of my overdraft facility. My debts are mounting eg. loans and credit card repayments, and I am living hand to mouth funded by loans from good friends and sister. I am staying with a family friend but due to my lack of mobility because of my broken ankle they have said I have to move out asap...what do I do and who do I go to for help and advice. On line is easier as I have no means of transport and mobility is limited to allow me to go anywhere. I know my case isn't as severe or desperate as some others but I really am floundering around and need a lifeline...thanks everyone
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