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The UK Government's welfare reforms will have a "devastating" and "often shocking" impact on benefits claimants, Citizens Advice Scotland has warned.
Disabled people and their families stand to lose a total of more than £1bn in benefit payments, the charity said.
Meanwhile tens of thousands of families have already lost their entitlement to tax credits as a result of cuts made last year, a report by Citizen Advice Scotland (CAS) said.
The report is published on the same day that Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith visits Scotland and comes 18 months after CAS published a paper estimating the impact that UK Government's welfare reforms would have.
The new report points out that more than 100,000 people will lose their entitlement to sickness benefit and more than 50,000 will lose entitlement to payments for disabilities.
Tens of thousands of families lost their entitlement to tax credits in April last year.
"Bureau have seen a significant rise in the number of clients who require a referral to a food bank or charity as they cannot afford food," the report also notes.
Susan McPhee, CAS head of policy, said: "Today we have the real evidence of what has actually happened, as seen by Citizens Advice Bureau advisers across the country. Our predictions were worrying enough. The real picture has been worse.
"We expected families and individuals to struggle as their incomes were cut. However, the extent of this struggle has been even worse than we had anticipated, and often shocking.
"We did not expect, for example, to see so many people fall through the 'safety net' so completely that they would be unable to feed themselves. But this is increasingly the reality for many people in Scotland."
She claimed the changes would take £2.7bn out of the Scottish economy, saying this would delay any chance of economic recovery.
She also warned of the impact of changes still to be implemented - such as cuts in housing benefit for those deemed to be under-occupying their home.
This change, which has been dubbed the 'bedroom tax' would be the "next major blow " Ms McPhee said.
She added: "What concerns us most is the devastating impact these measures are having on real people, on their health and wellbeing."
CAS argued the changes to housing benefit for those with spare bedrooms would have a "disproportionate impact on people with disabilities" stating that of the 105,000 households in Scotland affected by this, 83,000 include a disabled person.
A range of benefit changes "have impacted on families across the country and across income brackets," the report said.
These include the scrapping of the Health in Pregnancy Grant, restrictions in eligibility for the Sure Start Maternity Grant, the freezing of Child Benefit rates, and a tightening of the eligibility rules for tax credits, with CAS estimating that 73,300 families lost Child Tax Credits worth around £545 per year in April last year.
Meanwhile the benefits cap, which will restrict the total amount a household can receive to no more than the average weekly wage for working households, will affect 4600 families in Scotland, according to the report.
It stated: "The Government's series of benefit reforms, changes and cuts have had significant consequences for thousands of people across the country.
"People with disabilities are facing significant cuts in support; families are coping with the loss of their tax credits, many jobseekers are facing hardship due to harsh sanctions, and Housing Benefit claimants are struggling with reduced support."
While the report accepted "public opinion supports many of the policies that are causing these problems" it added: "This opinion is not based on the experiences of real people who are living through these policies.
"Citizens advice bureau see these people every day and are able to provide an insight into the experiences of their clients who have found themselves on the wrong side of the Government's welfare reforms.
"As benefit changes continue to be implemented, it is not the impact assessments or economic analyses that really matter. It is the impact on real people, on their health and wellbeing, which determines the success or otherwise of government policies."