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The Division is evaluating whether it is necessary to request social security numbers on certain

forms, and is accepting public comments on these proposed revisions. The Division’s website

includes a full list of forms that have been identified as warranting either: (1) removal of the social

security number field entirely (e.g. DWC-2, DWC-25, DWC-31, DWC-33, DWC-35, DWC-45M,

DWC-46, DWC-48, DWC-49, DWC-51, DWC-54, DWC-55, DWC-56), or (2) requesting only the

last four digits of the social security number (e.g., DWC-6, DWC-24, DWC-32, DWC-45A, DWC-

47, and DWC-52). The revisions would apply to both the English and Spanish versions of the forms.

If you’d like to comment on the proposed revisions to the forms, the Division has asked that you

submit your written comments by 5:00 p.m. Central time on October 4, 2016. Written comments

may be emailed ( or physically mailed to: Texas Department of

Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation, Maria Jimenez, Workers’ Compensation Counsel

MS - 4D, 7551 Metro Center Drive, Suite 100, Austin, Texas 78744-1645.