The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 12112(a), protects a qualified individual from discrimination by private employer. There are two basic parts to prove a claim for discrimination. The focus of this post, however, is on whether you can legitimately pursue an ADA claim and a Social Security disability claim at the same time. As to Social Security disability benefits you must prove your inability to work. It is possible to thread the needle, but it will involve a unique circumstance and you must be ready to explain the inconsistencies.