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Are Claims Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Social Security Act Inconsistent?

By Michael R. Schuster & Stephen M. Koslow

Recently, many courts have held that a claimant who files for disability benefits under the Social Security Act is estopped from pursuing a claim under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This article discusses the different definitions of disability under both the ADA and the Social Security Act and some of the cases on both sides of this issue.

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