Mortgage servicers are urging the Treasury Department to relax some of the requirements of the Obama administration's loan-modification program, claiming the time-consuming process of gathering documents and collecting signatures has become a major impediment.

In meetings last week with Treasury officials, servicers requested that they be allowed to use just a borrower's last two pay stubs to verify their incomes, rather than having to get written confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service. The servicers also said they should not have to obtain signatures from borrowers who filed their tax returns electronically.

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