Hushdawg 644 Posts Feb 3, 2010 I have never filed for unemployment before, is this all normal?? My dad is a seasonal worker, my mom said he has never had to go through this much!it is precisely the fact that you have never filed for unemployment before that you are going through so much.Once the phone interview is completed to validate the information they will pay you back to the mark set by your state's unemployment securities commission.Your father, on the other hand, has it easy because he is seasonally employed. Certain employers and even individuals are flagged in the system based on past history. Sometimes the flags mean "DANGER! DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!" and other times (like in your dad's case [and mine]) the employers are flagged as seasonal temporary layoffs so they are processed in an expedited fashion.Don't sweat it. It doesn't mean you will be rejected.. just means you have to get into the system.