In BEE, discounted is NOT ‘disqualified’ – it simply means that you are “dropping a level”, or penalised with a level for not reaching the subminimum requirement on a priority element.

Example: If you score 73/100 points overall when you are verified, and you did NOT comply with the subminimum of 40% compliance for the priority element Skills Development, then you will receive a Level 5 based on your overall score, but your certificate will be issued as a Level 6 because you are penalised (discounted) with a level for failing to reach a priority element subminimum.