To claim an ‘underlying entitlement’ to Carer’s Allowance you have to
meet all of the conditions for Carer’s Allowance and you must
still make a claim for Carer’s Allowance.
Having an ‘underlying entitlement’ to Carer’s Allowance can
increase any means-tested benefits you are already getting or might mean
you become entitled to means-tested benefits for the first time. This
is because the carer premium, carer addition or carer element can be
included in the calculation for means-tested benefits.