If your account is paused during the membership month that your discount was due to be applied, then we cannot apply the discount and it cannot be postponed. This is the case for all the discounts or promotions. For example, if you sign up with a three-month discount and you are paused during your third month you would lose the discount in the final month.
The only exception is when referring of a new member and you are the referrer. More detailed information about the referral scheme here.