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Unfortunately, this was a voluntary state program and under the state law the state is exempt from suit for this under the state's statutory immunity clause. This means that a state cannot be sued unless they consent to suit and this is something that goes back all the way to common law in England where our laws come from where the government was sovereign. Thus, the state suspension of the program means everyone who filed for payment would not get a payment until the program is reinstated and that is a right of the state with this voluntary program.