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This article explains how to use the Staking Dashboard to change the destination account of your staking rewards.

In this example, we are using the Westend network, but the process is the same for Polkadot and Kusama.

How to change the destination account of your staking rewards

1. First, connect your account to the Staking Dashboard.

2. Navigate to the "Nominate" tab. Click on the "Update" button under "Payout Destination":

3. A new screen will appear where you can choose your reward destination:

You can choose between four options:

  • Compound: Send your staking rewards to your stash and bond them so your stash keeps growing;
  • To Your Account: Send your staking rewards to your stash without bonding them so they remain transferrable, and you can send them out of your account anytime;
  • To Another Account: Send your staking rewards to the account you paste.
  • None. Set no payout destination account.


Make sure that the balance of the account that receives staking rewards is above the Existential Deposit. Staking reward sent to an empty account can be lost if the reward itself is below the Existential Deposit.

Once you choose an option, you will see the estimated transaction fee for the change.

4. Choose the option you want and click "Submit" to sign the transaction:

That's it! You have changed your reward destination. This change will take effect in the next era.

If you are more of a visual learner, check the video guide below. It covers everything you can do after you start staking. You can skip to 3:44 to learn about changing your reward destination: