I am in Texas and submitted my original app for SSD to the local SSA office here in town. Today I received in the mail new forms from the Texas Rehab Commission Disability Determination Services in Austin. The cover letter tells me that the SSA office has forwarded my disability claim to this other agency for medical development and decision. The letter was dated 12/23/02; the envelope postmark is 12/30/02; the letter says I have to respond within 15 days, but does not specify from which date. Does it matter? The forms they enclosed have several sections each. One form is the Daily Activity Questionnaire with 8 questions, some of which have several details to be completed. The second form is the Pain Report - Adult, which has 5 sections. Sec 1 is just my personal ID info; Sec 2 - 4 are labeled "first pain", "second pain", and "third pain". Sec 5 is labeled "remarks". The last form is the Work History Report, which has 8 pages covering 3 very detailed sections. Some of the info requested appears to be repetitious from the first batch of paperwork I sent in to the SSA. Is that possible or are they laying a trap? (One reason I am concerned about this particular agency handling the case is because here in Texas the doctors are told to send workers back to duty even though they may be in pain and not fully recovered from injuries.) Glancing over everything quickly, I think I will be able to meet the 15-day deadline if they count it from their postmark date. I am not so sure I can do it if the 15 days is from the letter's date. I plan to call the Examiner to ask. Is there anyone here who is also from Texas and has dealt with this agency, who can tell me what to watch for or how to specify details in my answers? I am really confused by their labeling each pain as a number, as though one pain is more prominent than another. In my case that is not the way it is for at least 3 of the pains. And, what if I have more than 3 pains - do I just add more pages and label each with numbers? Anyway, that is about the jist of it all -- thank you for all feedback.